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A11 Dǝmdǝma. Informant: Yuwarǝš Xošăba Kena (Dure)

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This chapter contains transcriptions of a folktale, which is about Xano, a gypsy who is a great warrior and very strong. The story is about the Xano, a king and daughter of Xano who built Dǝmdǝma. The Aramaic language has continued to be spoken in various dialects down to modern times. Many of these dialects are now endangered due to political events in the Middle East over the last hundred years.

Keywords: Aramaic language; Dǝmdǝma; gypsy; Xano

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