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Koy Sanjaq Christian Neo-Aramaic

Koy Sanjaq Surat
ܣܘܪܬ Sûrat
Native toIraq
RegionKoy Sanjaq and Armota in Erbil Governorate
Native speakers
(800 cited 1995)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3kqd

Koy Sanjaq Christian Neo-Aramaic (native name: ܣܘܪܬ, romanizedSûrat) is a variety of Northeastern Neo-Aramaic spoken by Christian Assyrians in Koy Sanjaq in the Erbil Governorate, Iraq. Koy Sanjaq Jewish Neo-Aramaic is a separate variety spoken by Jews in the same town.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Koy Sanjaq Surat at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Mutzafi, Hezy (2004). "Features of the Verbal System in the Christian Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Koy Sanjaq and Their Areal Parallels". Journal of the American Oriental Society. 124 (2): 249–264. doi:10.2307/4132214. ISSN 0003-0279. JSTOR 4132214.
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