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Table 1 Major data of the study region and informants

From: Wild edible plants traditionally collected and used in southern Yemen

Governorates Areas (villages and urban areas) Topography, climate, altitude Arabic ethnic
Divided into tribes; language (L
Informant Age (years)
A: 12–19; B: 20–49; C: 50–85
Total (n = 250)
Male: Female (total 190: 60)
Literate: Illiterate: (55:195)
Abyan Lawdar,
Mukeiras,
Modyah,
Al-Wadhee, Gischan
Hills, mountains,
Subtropical climate
500- 2200 m
Al- Awadhel, Dathani, and Fadhli tribes;
L: Arabic
A: 15, B: 20, C: 35; Total 70
Male: Female = 55: 15
Literate: Illiterate = 12:58
Lahj and
Al-Dhalee
Halymeen,
Radfan,
Yafee-Yaher
Al-Dhalee
Coastal area,
Hills, mountains,
Subtropical climate
200- 2000 m
Abadel, Shaaibi,
Jafaii,
Subeehi tribes
L: Arabic
A: 15, B: 20, C: 15; Total: 50
Male:Female = 35:15
Literate:Illiterate = 11:39
Shabwa Rudhum
Haban,
Alrowdhah,
Ataq,
Gardan, Maifaah
Hills, mountains,
Subtropical climate,
200- 1500 m
Awalaqi tribes;
L: Arabic
A: 8, B: 15 C: 20; Total: 45
Male:Female = 35: 10
Literate:Illiterate = 10:35
Hadramout Al-Mukala
Sheher,
Dawaan,
Tream
Syoon-Shibam
Coastal area, Sahara, Hills, mountains,
100- 1000 m
Subtropical climate
Katheri, Qaeedi tribes;
L: Arabic
A: 15, B: 20, C: 30; Total: 65
Male:Female 48: 17
Literate:Illiterate = 17:48
Al-Mahrah Qeedhah, Haoof Coastal area,
Sahara, Hills, mountains,
Subtropical Climate
100–800 m
Mahari tribes;
L: Arabic and Mahri
A: 5, B: 5, C: 10; Total: 20
Male:Female = 17:3
Literate:Illiterate = 5: 15