- an island in the Indian Ocean, S of Arabia: a part of the Republic of Yemen. 1382 sq. mi. (3579 sq. km).
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El Masoudi considered the Greek a purer race in Sokotra than elsewhere.
Though it is Arabian politically, Sokotra geographically is African.
Sokotra without Mount Haghier would be like a body without a soul.
It is pretty dear, too, in Sokotra, as so much is used up for the ghi.
Such are among the oddest to look upon of Sokotra's vegetable productions.
- a variant spelling of Socotra
Sokotra or Suqutra
- 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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