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Jewish Neo-Aramaic dialect of Koy Sanjaq

Koy Sanjaq Neo-Aramaic
Language codes
ISO 639-3

Koy Sanjaq Jewish Neo-Aramaic is a dialect of Northeastern Neo-Aramaic in the Inter-Zab Jewish Neo-Aramaic cluster. All speakers migrated to Israel in 1951 and as of 1985, the language was being acquired by children raised in Shtula, a moshav in Israel.[1]


Labial Dental / Alveolar Emphatic Palatoalveolar Velar Uvular Pharyngeal Glottal
Stops / affricates Unvoiced p t k q ʔ
Voiced b d g
Fricatives Unvoiced f s ʃ χ ħ h
Voiced z ʒ ʁ ʕ
Nasal m n
Lateral l
Rhotic ɾ, r
Approximant w j


  1. ^ Hoberman 1985, p. 221.
  2. ^ Mutzafi 2002, p. 17.


  • Mutzafi, Hezy (2002). The Jewish Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Koy Sanjaq (Iraqi Kurdistan). Otto Harrassowitz Verlag. ISBN 978-3-447-04915-3.
  • Hoberman, Robert D. (1985). "The Phonology of Pharyngeals and Pharyngealization in Pre-Modern Aramaic". Journal of the American Oriental Society. 105 (2): 221–231. doi:10.2307/601702. ISSN 0003-0279. JSTOR 601702.
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Jewish Neo-Aramaic dialect of Koy Sanjaq
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