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Hértevin language

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ܣܘܪܬ Sôreth
Native toTurkey
RegionSiirt Province
Native speakers
(1,000[1] cited 1999)[2]
Syriac (Madnhāyâ alphabet)
Language codes
ISO 639-3hrt
ELPNorthern Northeastern Neo-Aramaic

Hértevin language (in Hértevin: ܣܘܪܬ Sôreth) is an Aramaic or Syriac language that was originally spoken in a group of villages in the southeastern part of Turkey. It is especially in Siirt Province.[3] Speakers of Hértevin Aramaic have moved mostly to Western countries, and are now scattered and isolated from one another. A few speakers remain in Turkey.


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  1. "Hértevin". Ethnologue.
  2. Hértevin at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. "Glottolog 2.7 - Hertevin".

More reading

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  • Jastrow, Otto (1990). Personal and Demonstrative pronouns in Central Neo-Aramaic. In Wolfhart Heinrichs (ed.), Studies in Neo-Aramaic, pp. 89–103. Atlanta, Georgia: Scholars Press. ISBN 1-55540-430-8.
  • Maclean, Arthur John (1895). Grammar of the dialects of vernacular Syriac: as spoken by the Eastern Syrians of Kurdistan, north-west Persia, and the Plain of Mosul: with notices of the vernacular of the Jews of Azerbaijan and of Zakhu near Mosul. Cambridge University Press, London.