Arabic, Cypriot Spoken
[acy] Kyrenia district: north shore; Limassol district: south shore; Nicosia district: Kormakiti, Nicosia city, and Peristonem; several Maronite mountain villages. Mainly urban communities. 9,760 (2013 UNSD). Ethnic population: 6,000. 140 Maronites in Kormatiki, 80 to 100 in Limassol, the rest in the Maronite community in Nicosia. Status: 8a (Moribund). Alternate Names: Cypriot Maronite Arabic, Kormakiti, Maronite, Sanna. Dialects: A member of macrolanguage Arabic [ara]. 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 [syc] and Greek [ell]. Ethnonym: Maronites. Christian.
[hye] 1,410 in Cyprus (2013 UNSD). Status: 7 (Shifting). Alternate Names: Armjanski, Ermenice, Haieren, Somkhuri. Dialects: Western Armenian. Classification: Indo-European, Armenian. Comments: Non-indigenous. Urban population. Christian.
[ell] Nearly all in south Cyprus. 1,100,000 in Cyprus (European Commission 2012). L2 users: 57,000 in Cyprus (European Commission 2012). Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1960, Constitution, Article 3(1)). Dialects: Cypriot Greek. Classification: Indo-European, Greek, Attic. Comments: Non-indigenous. Christian.