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Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spoken

A language of Iraq

ISO 639-3ayp

Population  5,400,000 in Iraq (1992). Population total all countries: 6,300,000.
Region  Tigris, part of the Euphrates valleys north of Baghdad. Also in Jordan, Syria, Turkey (Asia).
Language map  Iraq
Alternate names   Mesopotamian Qeltu Arabic, Moslawi, Syro-Mesopotamian Vernacular Arabic
Dialects  Very similar to Judeo-Iraqi Arabic [yhd], but with important sociolinguistic differences.
Classification  Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic
A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara] (Saudi Arabia).
Comments  Muslim, Christian.

Also spoken in:

Syria

Language name   Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spoken
Population  300,000 in Syria (1992).
Region  Far eastern Syria.
Language map  Jordan and Syria
Alternate names  Mesopotamian Qeltu Arabic, Moslawi, Syro-Mesopotamian Arabic
Comments  Muslim, Christian.
 

Turkey (Asia)

Language name   Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spoken
Population  400,000 in Turkey (1992).
Region  Mardin and Siirt provinces.
Alternate names  Syro-Mesopotamian Vernacular Arabic
Language use  Also use Turkish [tur].
Comments  Do not read Arabic. Agriculturalists; small shops, businesses. Muslim, Christian.
 
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