|Region||Hajar mountains and a few coastal towns|
|(720,000 in Oman cited 1996)|
320,000 in UAE (no date), 15,000 in Kenya (1995)
Omani Arabic (also known as Omani Hadari Arabic) is a variety of Arabic spoken in the Al Hajar Mountains of Oman and in a few neighboring coastal regions. It is the easternmost Arabic dialect. It was formerly spoken by colonists in Kenya and Tanzania, but these days, it mainly remains spoken on the island of Zanzibar. It is also spoken in Gwadar, a former Omani colony.
|Fricative||voiceless||f||θ||s||sˤ||ʃ||x ~ χ||ħ||h|
|voiced||ð||ðˤ||z||ɣ ~ ʁ||ʕ|
|Close||i iː||u uː|