Hulaulá

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A language of Israel

Alternate Names
’Aramit, Galiglu, Hula Hula, Jabali, Judeo-Aramaic, Kurdit, Lishana Axni, Lishana Noshan
Population

L1 users: 10,000 (1999 H. Mutzafi). Total users in all countries: 10,350.

Location

HaZafon (northern) district.

Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

Saqiz, Kerend, Sanandaj, Suleimaniya. Very different and not intelligible with Senaya [syn] or Lishana Deni [lsd]. 60%–70% intelligibility of Lishanan and Lishanid Noshan [aij].

Language Use

Also use Hebrew [heb]. Also use Kurdish [kur], especially older people.

Writing

Hebrew script [Hebr].

Other Comments

Originally from Iranian Kurdistan and adjoining areas of Iraq. Jewish.

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