Socotra

Socotra, an island off the E. coast of Africa, 148 m. NE. of Cape Guardafui, over 70 m. long and 20 m. broad; it is mountainous, surrounded by a margin of plain land from 2 to 4 m. broad; is comparatively barren; is inhabited by Mohammedans, who rear sheep, goats, and cattle; exports aloes, hides, and pearls; the sultan is a feudatory of Britain.

Population (circa 1900) given as 10,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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