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Teenage Girl Standing On The Mountain, Hababa, Yemen by Eric Lafforgue Photography
Via Flickr:
Yemenis are mainly of Arab origin; Arabic is the official language, although English is increasingly understood by citizens in major cities; In the Mahra area (the extreme east) and the island Soqotra, several ancient south-Arabic Semitic languages are spoken; When the former states of north and south Yemen were established, most resident minority groups departed; Yemen is still a largely tribal society; Hababa is a fortified villages built around a water cistern ; Yemen;