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Extinct: yes
Family: Afri-Asiatic
Branch: Semitic
Continent: Asia
Country: Turkey
Region: Turkey, Iraq, and Syria. Also spoken in Iraq, Syria.
Countries Where Spoken: Iraq, Syria
Countries Where Official: Turkey
Native Speakers: 0
Speakers Total: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Syriac at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Syriac at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Syriac: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Syriac: 0
Three Letter Code: SYC
Summary: The Syrian churches (Eastern (Nestorian), Syrian Orthodox (Jacobite), Syrian Catholic (Melkite, Maronite) developed a vast literature based on the Edessa (currently Sanliurfa, southeastern Turkey) variety of the Syrian dialect. The Assyrian group (see Assyrian Neo-Aramaic in Iraq and elsewhere) separated denominationally from the Chaldean (see Chaldean Neo-Aramaic in Iraq) and Jacobite (see Turoyo in Turkey and Syria) in the Middle Ages. Neo-Eastern Aramaic languages spoken by Christians are often dubbed "Neo-Syriac", although not directly descended from Syriac. Became extinct in the 10th to 12th centuries. Still used as a literary secular language among followers of the churches listed, although rarely. Christian: Nestorian, Jacobite, Melkite, Maronite, Syrian Orthodox. Extinct. Bible 1645-1891.

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