Harsusi language

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Pronunciation [ħarsuːsi]
Native to Oman
Region Jiddat al-Harasis, Dhofar Province
Native speakers
600  (2011)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 hss
Glottolog hars1241[2]

Harsusi (also known as Hersyet, Harsi `Aforit) is a Semitic language closely related to Mehri. It is spoken by 1,000 to 2,000 Harasis in Jiddat al-Harasis, Al Wusta Governorate, Oman. Reportedly, the Harasis are increasing their use of the more dominant Mehri and are bilingual in Arabic.[3]


  1. ^ Harsusi at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Harsusi". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Raymond G. Gordon, Jr, ed. 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 15th edition. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.