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Title: Harasis  
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Subject: Hinawi, Ethnic groups in Oman, Harsusi language, Ghafiri, Islam in Oman
Collection: Bedouins in Asia, Ethnic Groups in Oman
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Harasis are a Hinawi bedouin tribe of Oman. They arrived in the Jiddat al-Harasis desert of Dhofar Governorate in the late 19th century.[1] Harasis people (about 1000-2000 people in the Jiddat al-Harasis are reported to be of different identity compared to the Bedu nomads. They speak the Harsusi language; though they are reported to be increasing their use of the Mehri language, which is more dominant in the area, and are bilingual in Arabic.[2]


  1. ^ Maisel & Shoup 2009, p. 193.
  2. ^ Raymond G. Gordon, Jr, ed. 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 15th edition. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.
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