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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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  • He was preparing for an exploration of the island of Sokotra, when he died, at Stuttgart, on the 5th of November 1876.

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

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

    Southern Arabia Theodore Bent
  • El Masoudi considered the Greek a purer race in Sokotra than elsewhere.

    Southern Arabia Theodore Bent
  • The chief continental islands are Madagascar, Sokotra and Ceylon.

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

    Southern Arabia Theodore Bent
  • They send sharks' fins to China from here, as well as from Sokotra and the Somali coast.

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

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

    Southern Arabia Theodore Bent
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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