7,500 (1999 H. Mutzafi). Ethnic population: 9,060.
Jerusalem district: Jerusalem city area, including Maoz Tsiyon.
Zakho, Amadiya, Barashe, Shukho, Nerwa, Dohuk, Atrush, Bétanure. Resembles Chaldean Neo-Aramaic [cld], but with differences in morphology and other features. Inherent intelligibility is high between them. Low intelligibility with Ashirat dialects of Assyrian New-Aramaic [aii]; not intelligible with other Neo-Aramaic varieties.
The Shukho dialect probably has no remaining speakers. Older adults.
Hebrew script [Hebr].