Arabic, Cypriot Spoken
[acy] Northern Cyprus, Kormakiti, one of 4 Maronite villages in the mountains. 1,300 (1995). 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, 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 (Maronite).
[ell] Nearly all in south Cyprus. 1,100,000 in Cyprus (ELDIA 2012). L2 users: 57,000 in Cyprus (ELDIA 2012). Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1960, Constitution, Article 3(1)). Dialects: Cypriot Greek. Classification: Indo-European, Greek, Attic Comments: Christian.