Dammaj: We will work to incorporate Mahri and Socotri languages into UNESCO’s World Heritage list

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September Net

Minister of Culture Marwan Dammaj said the ministry is working to nominating a number of immaterial elements mainly the local languages of Socotra and Mahrah to the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Addressing an international seminar held by the Ministry of Culture in cooperation with the UNESCO in the Egyptian capital on Saturday, Dammaj said that his ministry is also nominating the rhythm of Hadhrami music (Al-Dan al-Hadhrami) to the same list.

“This comes as part of the ministry’s efforts to preserve Yemen’s cultural heritage in its material and immaterial aspects,” he added.

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