Lishanid Noshan

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A language of Israel

Alternate Names
Galigalu, Hulani, Hula’ula, Jbeli, Kurdit, Lishana Didán
Population

2,200 (1994 H. Mutzafi).

Location

HaZafon District, near source of Jordan river.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Arbel (Arbil), Dobe, Koy Sanjaq, Rwanduz, Rustaqa, Shaqlawa, Ranye, Qaladze. 60%–70% inherent intelligibility with Lishanan [lsd] and Hulaulá [huy]. Very different and not inherently intelligible with Christian Aramaic languages and Lishana Deni. Western cluster subdialects are Arbil, Dobe. Eastern cluster subdialects are Southeastern varieties: Koy Sanjaq, Qaladze. Northeastern varieties: Rwanduz, Rustaqa.

Language Use

Older adults.

Language Development
Grammar.
Writing

Hebrew script [Hebr].

Other Comments

Jewish.

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