About the Center
BY:Writter name Date:09/12/15
In a rapidly changing world, with new horizons and challenges expanding the scope of human activities at linguistic, cultural and intellectual levels, specialists and academics in the Mehri community initiated the creation of an advanced and independent research institution that would not only keep abreast with new developments in culture and knowledge, but also formulate responses and strategies for keeping the Mehri heritage ahead in the face of modernity and globalization. This would be achieved by conducting various studies and documenting Mehri language and its culture. The Center also aims to create a platform for researching and studying proto-language features in Mehri, which are unique among extant Semitic languages within Arab world.
In September 2016, the founders began to conduct seminars and workshops in order to promote Mehri and its culture. They then decided to create a research center, which they called The Mehri Language Center for Study and Research (henceforth, MCSR). In 11/10/2016, the office of Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor –in al-Ghaidha, al-Mahra – issued a decree number (68) to create the MCSR. On the insistence of the founders and the local authorities in al-Mahra, thereby considering the MCSR as a premier institution of its kind in the southern Arabian Peninsula, which has since set new benchmarks of excellence and expertise in the fields of linguistics and culture.