Syriac language

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Syriac
ܠܫܢܐ ܣܘܪܝܝܐLeššānā Suryāyā
Syriac - Estrangelo Nisibin Calligraphy.png
Leššānā Suryāyā in written Syriac (Esṭrangelā script)
Pronunciation lɛʃʃɑːnɑː surjɑːjɑː
Region Upper Mesopotamia, Eastern Arabia
Era Dramatically declined as a vernacular language after the 14th century[1]
Syriac abjad
Language codes
ISO 639-2 syc Classical Syriac
ISO 639-3 syc Classical Syriac
Glottolog clas1252[2]
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Syriac (ܠܫܢܐ ܣܘܪܝܝܐ leššānā Suryāyā) is an Eastern Aramaic language. It was spoken long ago in the Fertile Crescent. In the Middle East from the second to the eighth century AD, a lot was written Syriac.

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  1. Angold 2006, pp. 391
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Classical Syriac". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.