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A19 The Leliθa From Čāl. Informant: Dawið ʾadam (Dure)

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This chapter contains a story of "The LeliΘa from Cāl", gathered from an informant, Dawið ʾAdam, who was born in the Barwar villages of Dure. Folktales and fables such as the tale discussed in the chapter, used to be told in the Barwar villages, especially during the long winter evenings. The Aramaic language has continued to be spoken in various dialects down to modern times. Many of these dialects, however, are now endangered due to political events in the Middle East over the last hundred years.

Keywords: Barwar villages; Dawið ʾAdam; LeliΘa



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