4,230 in Israel (2001). Population total all countries: 4,450.
Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv area. Also in Azerbaijan, Georgia.
Northern Cluster Lishán Didán (Anatolia, Salmas, Urmi), Southern Cluster Lishán Didán (Mahabad, Naghada, Ushno). 60%-70% intelligibility of Hulaulá [huy] and Lishanid Noshan [aij], but not of other Aramaic languages. The Urmi variety of Lishán Didán is different from the Urmi variety of Assyrian Neo-Aramaic.
Older adults. Hebrew [heb] is L2. Some multilingual; many have married nonspeakers.