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A language of Turkey (Asia)

ISO 639-3hrt

Population  1,000 (1999 H. Mutzafi).
Region  Originally Siirt Province. Most emigrated to the West, but some may still live in Turkey.
Dialects  Hértevin Proper (Arton), Umraya, Jinet. Considerable differences from other Northeastern Aramaic varieties, and not intelligible with any or most of them.
Classification  Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, Aramaic, Eastern, Central, Northeastern
Language use  Also use Northern Kurdish [kmr].
Writing system  Syriac script.
Comments  Christian (Chaldean).
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