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ܠܫܢܐ ܣܘܪܝܝܐ Leššānā Suryāyā
Syriac - Estrangelo Nisibin Calligraphy.png
Leššānā Suryāyā in written Syriac (Esṭrangelā script)
Pronunciation/lɛʃʃɑːnɑː surjɑːjɑː/
Native toMesopotamia, Aram, Roman Syria
ExtinctDisappeared as a vernacular language after the 14th century.[1]
Language family
Writing systemSyriac abjad
Language codes
ISO 639-2syc
ISO 639-3syc

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

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