Chaldean Neo-Aramaic is a Neo-Aramaic dialect spoken by some 220,000
people. It is a member of the Aramaic branch of the Semitic language
family and is spoken mainly on the plain of Mosul and Iraqi Kurdistan in
the north of Iraq, and by Chaldean communities in many other countries.
Each village where the language is spoken has its own dialect. The
names of the dialect correspond to the names of the villages: Ankawa,
Alqosh, Aqrah, Mangesh, Tel Keipeh, Baghdeda, Tel Skuf, Baqofah,
Batnaya, Bartella, Sirnak-Cizre (Bohtan), Araden and Dahuk.
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic is usually written in the madnhāyā
version of the Syriac alphabet.