7,500 (1999 H. Mutzafi). Ethnic population: 9,060.
Jerusalem and vicinity, including Maoz Tsiyon.
Amadiya, Atrush, Barashe, Bétanure, Dohuk, Nerwa, Shukho, Zakho. Resembles Chaldean Neo-Aramaic [cld], but with differences in morphology and other features. Inherent intelligibility is high between them. Low intelligibility with Ashirat dialects of Assyrian New-Aramaic [aii]; not intelligible with other Neo-Aramaic varieties.
The Shukho dialect probably has no remaining speakers. Older adults.
Hebrew script [Hebr].