Jewish Neo-Aramaic (Lišāna Arāmīṯ / אַרָמִית לׅשָנַא)

Jewish Neo-Aramaic languages are members of the Aramaic branch of the Semitic language family. There are a number of varieties of Jewish Neo-Aramaic, including:

Speakers of Jewish Neo-Aramaic migrated to Israel in the 1950s, and most of them started speaking Hebrew instead of the native language.

Jewish Neo-Aramaic is written with a version of the Hebrew script. It was first used in literature during the 17th century. Most of the literature consists of homiletic literature (midrashim), biblical commentaries, hymns (piyyutim) and similar.

Jewish Neo-Aramaic alphabet and pronunciation

Hebrew script for Jewish Neo-Aramaic

Download Jewish Neo-Aramaic chart provided by Wolfram Siegel (Word doc, in German)

Sample video in Jewish Neo-Aramaic


Information about Jewish Neo-Aramaic

Languages written with the Hebrew script

Aramaic, Bukhori, Domari, Hebrew, Jewish Neo-Aramaic, Judeo-Arabic, Juhuri, Knaanic, Ladino, Mozarabic, Yiddish, Yevanic

Semitic languages

Akkadian, Amharic, Arabic (Algerian), Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Lebanese), Arabic (Modern Standard), Arabic (Moroccan), Arabic (Syrian), Aramaic, Argobba, Assyrian / Neo-Assyrian, Canaanite, Chaha, Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, Ge'ez, Hadhramautic, Harari, Hebrew, Himyaritic, Jewish Neo-Aramaic, Maltese, Mandaic, Nabataean, Neo-Mandaic, Phoenician, Punic, Qatabanic, Sabaean, Sabaic, Silt'e, Syriac, Tigre, Tigrinya, Turoyo, Ugaritic, Western Neo-Aramaic

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