CULTURE

Our history

Socotra has a rich cultural heritage, including the unique Soqotri language, it is different from the Yemen mainland, the island was isolated from the rest of the world, traditional land and sea use remained little changed until the 1970s.

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Flora & fauna

Socotra has been referred to as the “Jewel of Arabia” of biodiversity in the Arabian Sea. The island is rich in terms of biodiversity, comparing favorably with such island groups as Galapagos, Mauritius, and the Canary Islands.

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Our people

The archipelago’s inhabitants are of Arab, Somali, Greek, and South Asian origins. They speak Soqotri, an unwritten Semitic language related to other Modern South Arabian Languages.

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Our music

Music is part of our culture for decades, we use music to reflect and express our happiness, sadness, point of view about life, and most importantly love and passion for the land and the people.

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