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An extinct language of Syria

ISO 639-3: lhs

Population Extinct.
Region Qamishli town. Originally in Mlahsó and `Ansha villages, Diyarbakir Province, Turkey.
Alternate names   Suryoyo
Dialects Close to Turoyo.
Classification Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, Aramaic, Eastern, Central, Northwestern
Language use The last speaker died in 1998. His daughter knows Mlahsö well, but is nearly deaf and has no one to speak it to (1999). Mlahsö was still spoken by a handful of people during the 1970s.
Comments 'Suryoyo' is their own name. A different language from Turoyo, also called 'Suryoyo'. Christian (Jacobite).