Senaya

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A language of Iran

Alternate Names
Christian Neo-Aramaic, Lshan Sray, Senaaya, Shan Gyanan, Shan Sray, Soray, Sray
Population

60 in Iran (1997 H. Mutzafi). Population total all countries: 460.

Location

Tehran and Qazvin. Originally in Kurdestan Province, Sanandaj.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

None known. Qazvin variety slightly different from that spoken by Sanandaj-born people.

Language Use

Shifting to Assyrian Neo-Aramaic [aii].

Writing

Syriac script [Syrc].

Other Comments

Christian (Chaldean).