Hértevin language

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Hértevin
ܣܘܪܬ Sôreth
PronunciationTemplate:IPA-sem
Native toTurkey
RegionSiirt Province
Native speakers
1,000[1] (1999)[2]
Syriac (Madnhāyâ alphabet)
Language codes
ISO 639-3hrt
Glottologhert1241[3]

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.[4] 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Hértevin". Ethnologue.
  2. Hértevin at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Hertevin". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. "Glottolog 2.7 - Hertevin".

More reading[change | change source]

  • 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.