Barzani Jewish Neo-AramaicPrint
L1 users: 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.