Hobyót language

endangered Semitic language spoken in a small area of Oman and neighboring Yemen

Hobyót is a Semitic language. It is spoken by fewer than 500 people in Eastern Yemen and Western Oman. Hobyót could go extinct soon.[2]

Pronunciation[həbjuːt, hoːbjoːt]
Native toYemen, Oman
Native speakers
(200 cited 1998-2001)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3hoh
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  1. Hobyót at Ethnologue (19th ed., 2016)
  2. Simeone-Senelle, Marie-Claude. 2013. "Mehri and Hobyót spoken in Oman and in Yemen." Sciences de l'Homme et de la Societe HAL.