Language name Arabic, Gulf Spoken
Population 200,000 in Iran (1993).
Region Southern coast; Khamseh nomads live in eastern Fars Province; other Arab nomadic groups in several southcentral provinces of Iran.
Alternate names Khaliji, Gulf Arabic Dialects Al-Hasâ, Khamseh.
Language use The largest of five Khamseh clans now uses Western Farsi as a first language. Speakers also use Western Farsi.