Arabic, Cypriot Spoken
[acy] Northern Cyprus, Kormakiti, one of 4 Maronite villages in the mountains; Nicosia and Limassol refugee communities. 1,300 (1995). Ethnic population: 6,000 in Cypriot Maronite ethnic group, 140 Maronites in Kormatiki, 80 to 100 in Limassol, the rest in the Maronite community in Nicosia. Status: 7 (Shifting). Alternate Names: Cypriot Maronite Arabic, Maronite, Sanna Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic Comments: A hybrid language with roots in the Arabic of both Anatolia and Levant. Many borrowings from Syriac and Greek. Ethnonym: Maronites. Christian.