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  • Mar 30, 2012
  • 12:58 AM

Saving Endangered Languages

Ghada Shbeir / Assyrian International News Agency
Shbeir writes and sings in the ancient language of Syriac, drawing attention to the beauty of the endangered Aramaic dialect that originated in the Mesopotamian city of Edessa, which now lies in Turkey. Syriac was the lingua franca of much of the Middle East from about the 7th century BC until the 7th century AD, when Arabic pushed the language to obscurity.

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