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The use of the blanket term "Neo-Aramaic" in itself, as well as the commonly accepted convention of writing about its so-called "dialects", may give the uninitiated reader the misguided impression that "Neo-Aramaic" is one, homogenous language. Documents written in the Aramaic language are attested almost continuously from as early as the 9th century BCE. The dialect which constitutes the focus of the present study is a Jewish North-Eastern Neo-Aramaic (NENA) dialect. Amәdya is located at 37° 6' 0 N 43° 30' 0 E, in what is today the very northern tip of Iraq, in the Iraqi governate of Dahuk, about 90km to the northeast of the city of Dahuk and about 8km from the border with Turkey.

Keywords: Amәdya; North-Eastern Neo-Aramaic (NENA) dialect



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