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Mahra or Al Mahrah (Arabic: المهرة) is a governorate of Yemen in the southern Arabian Peninsula. Its capital is Ghaydah. The Mahra State of Qishn and Socotra (Arabic: سلطنة المهرة في الغيضاء و سقطرة) was a sultanate that included both Mahra and the Indian Ocean island of Socotra in what is now eastern Yemen. Its capitals were Qishn in Mahra and Tamrida (Hadiboh) on Socotra. The sultanate entered into treaty relations with the British in the late 19th century and became a part of the Aden Protectorate. Mahra declined to join the Federation of South Arabia but remained under British protection as part of the Protectorate of South Arabia. In 1967, the sultanate was abolished and Mahra became part of newly independent South Yemen which united with North Yemen in 1990 to become the Republic of Yemen. Arabic (العربية al-arabiyyah, or less formally arabi) is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ... Yemen is divided into 19 governorates (muhafazat, singular - muhafazah): Abyan Adan Ad Dali Al Bayda Al Hudaydah Al Jawf Al Mahrah Al Mahwit Amran Dhamar Hadhramaut Hajjah Ibb Lahij Marib Sadah Sanaá Shabwah Taizz note: there may be one additional governorate of the capital city of Sana... The Arabian Peninsula The Arabian Peninsula is a mainly desert peninsula in Southwest Asia at the junction of Africa and Asia and an important part of the greater Middle East. ... Arabic (العربية al-arabiyyah, or less formally arabi) is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ... A sultan (Arabic: سلطان) is an Islamic title, with several historical meanings. ... Map of the Socotra archipelago Socotra or Soqotra (Arabic سقطرة Suquá¹­rah) is a small archipelago of four islands and islets in the Indian Ocean off the Horn of Africa some 350 km south of the Republic of Yemen, which administers Socotra for the Banu Afrar Mahra Sultanate of Qishn and... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Aden Protectorate (Arabic: عدن حماية []) (ca. ... The Federation of South Arabia was an organization of colonies under British rule. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... National motto: ??? Official language Arabic Capital Aden Area 287,680 km² Population  - Total (1973)  - Density 1,590,275 5. ... The Yemen Arab Republic, also known as North Yemen, was a country in the northern part of what is now Yemen. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In addition to Arabic, Mehri, a Modern South Arabian language is spoken in Mahra. Categories: Possible copyright violations ...


 
 

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