Barzani Jewish Neo-AramaicPrint
20 (2004 H. Mutzafi). In 1951, it was spoken among the 8 Jewish families of Bijil, a village in Iraqi Kurdistan. (1998 H. Mutzafi). Speaker who died in 1998 was over 80. Last Bijil dialect speaker died in 1998.
Jerusalem District, near Hebrew University.
8b (Nearly extinct).
Barzan, Shahe, Bijil. Sandu is a Jewish Neo-Aramaic dialect closely related to Barzani, but several isoglosses link it with Lishana Deni [lsd].
Originally spoken in 3 villages near Aqra, Iraq. Also in Nerim village perhaps as a separate dialect.