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Sokotra

[soh-koh-truh, sok-uh-truh] /soʊˈkoʊ trə, ˈsɒk ə trə/
noun
1.

Socotra

or Sokotra

[soh-koh-truh, sok-uh-truh] /soʊˈkoʊ trə, ˈsɒk ə trə/
noun
1.
an island in the Indian Ocean, S of Arabia: a part of the Republic of Yemen. 1382 sq. mi. (3579 sq. km).
Related forms
Socotran, noun, adjective
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Historical Examples
  • El Masoudi considered the Greek a purer race in Sokotra than elsewhere.

    Southern Arabia Theodore Bent
  • Though it is Arabian politically, Sokotra geographically is African.

    Southern Arabia Theodore Bent
  • Sokotra without Mount Haghier would be like a body without a soul.

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  • Such are among the oddest to look upon of Sokotra's vegetable productions.

    Southern Arabia Theodore Bent
  • It is pretty dear, too, in Sokotra, as so much is used up for the ghi.

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  • We did not see any very large trees, such as we did in Sokotra.

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  • We assured them that we had landed in Sokotra (which they pronounce Sakoutra) to see the island, and not to circumnavigate it.

    Southern Arabia Theodore Bent
  • They had heard how a Sokotran man had turned a woman of Maskat into a seal and forced her to swim over to Sokotra in that shape.

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  • I should think few places in the world have pursued the even tenor of their way over so many centuries as Sokotra has.

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  • Previous to the researches of Mr. and Mrs. Bent, only forty-eight land and freshwater molluscs had been recorded from Sokotra.

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British Dictionary definitions for Sokotra

Sokotra

/səˈkəʊtrə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Socotra

Socotra

/səˈkəʊtrə/
noun
1.
an island in the Indian Ocean, about 240 km (150 miles) off Cape Guardafui, Somalia: administratively part of Yemen. Capital: Hadiboh (Tamrida). Area: 3100 sq km (1200 sq miles)
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