The Linguistics of Loanwords in Hadrami Arabic

  title={The Linguistics of Loanwords in Hadrami Arabic},
  author={Abdullah Hassan Al-Saqqaf},
  journal={International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism},
  pages={75 - 93}
  • A. Al-Saqqaf
  • Published 15 January 2006
  • Linguistics
  • International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
The aim of this paper is to explore loanwords in Hadrami Arabic (Yemen). Most of these words, which are now diminishing due to the social and economical development in the region, reflect some stage of bilingualism when the Hadram's (natives of Hadramawt, Yemen) migrated to different parts of the world. The donor languages range from the tongues of the Indian subcontinent to the languages of the Malay archipelago, to Swahili and English. These loans are confined, as one would expect, to certain… 

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