Suqutra


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Suqutra

(səˈkəʊtrə)
n
(Placename) a variant spelling of Socotra
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It has many islands alongside the Red Sea and Arabian Sea, the largest one of all is the island of Suqutra, around 150 km away from Yemeni nearest coast.
In the Arabian Sea, Yemeni islands spread close to each other, the largest and the most famous one of all is the Island of Suqutra.
After breaking from the pirates, the eight men said they headed to Abd Al-Kuri, a tiny, barely populated island between the diving haven of Suqutra and the coast of Somalia.
Typical of the information supplied in this exciting chapter, Mackintosh-Smith reports that the Arab writers glossed Suqutra as suq qatr 'the Emporium of Resin'; however, its etymon is probably Sanskrit dripa sakhadara (sic) [1] "the Island of Bliss," which in all likelihood served as the input for the Epigraphic South Arabian dh skrd (cf.