Kumzar, Oman – November 15 2012 – Rahila Mohammad Al Kumzari (16) (center in white) prays at her family home while her family surround her in the village of Kumzar. Despite the fact that the village has access to satellite television and internet, all Kumzaris speak their language fluently and insist on teaching it to their children. Located in the northernmost tip of Oman, Kumzar is an isolated village in the Musandam peninsula. Because of its’ unique geographical location, locals speak a unique non-semitic language known as Kumzari. All inhabitants on the island also share the same last name. (Razan Alzayani / The National)

Rahila Mohammad Al Kumzari (center in white) prays at her family home while her family surround her in the village of Kumzar. Despite the fact that the village has access to satellite television and internet, all Kumzaris speak their language fluently and insist on teaching it to their children.