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Syriac
ܠܫܢܐ ܣܘܪܝܝܐ Leššānā Suryāyā
Syriac - Estrangelo Nisibin Calligraphy.png
Leššānā Suryāyā in written Syriac (Esṭrangelā script)
Pronunciation /lɛʃʃɑːnɑː surjɑːjɑː/
Native to Mesopotamia, Aram, Roman Syria
Ethnicity Assyrian
Extinct Disappeared as a vernacular language after the 14th century.
Language family
Afro-Asiatic
  • Semitic
    • Central Semitic
      • Northwest Semitic
Writing system Syriac abjad

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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