Mandaic

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A language of Iraq

Alternate Names
Mandaayi, Mandaean, Mandi, Mandini, Modern Mandaic, Neo-Mandaic, Sabean, Sabe’in, Subbi
Population

5,000 in Iraq (2006). Ethnic population: 30,000. Total users in all countries: 5,500.

Location

Scattered in Baghdad and Al Basrah governorates.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Iraqi Neo-Mandaic.

Language Use

Ethnic Mandaeans have shifted to Arabic as their L1 (Dimmendaal and Voeltz 2007).

Writing

Mandaic script [Mand].

Other Comments

Mandaean.

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