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Dialect: Zakho
Community: Christian
Location: NW Iraq
Source: Robert Hoberman, 'Chaldean Aramaic of Zakho', in R. Contini, F. Pennacchietti and M. Tosco (eds.), Semitica: Serta Philologica Constantino Tsereteli Dicata, Turin, pp. 115-126. Kristine Mole, The Chaldean Dialect of Zakho, M.Phil. dissertation, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Cambridge, 2002.

Further information about Zakho

A large proportion of the Christian Neo-Aramaic speakers in Zakho are immigrants from villages in the surrounding area. This results in a certain lack uniformity in the linguistic data gathered from the Christian informants who were residents in the town.

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