The Olive Tree Dictionary 521.
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Language extinction is a very real, and very modern, phenomenon. The form of
Aramaic spoken by Jews in the Iraqi-Kurdish city of Zakho is a good example.
Because the last Jews from that city immigrated to Israel in the 1950s, there
are no new native speakers of that language, and their descendants speak
Hebrew.Lishana Deni, as their language is called in Aramaic, has been
identified by the Endangered Languages Project, an initiative launched by Google