The Shehhi dialect is spoken by the Shehooh, commonly known as the mountain summit dwellers (Roos Elyebal) of Ras Al Khaimah and Musandam. It is possibly the only dialect of south Semitic variety with a linguistic heritage that has rarely been investigated. This presentation shares some of the characteristics of this dialect in an attempt to represent its indigenous tongue and roots. The word Shehhi refers to an old vernacular language of Semitic variety believed to be Himyaritic.
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
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