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Syria Languages - Overlanding Africa.com
Syria languages you will hear on your Overlanding Africa.com trip include mostly Arabic, with over 90% of the population speaking the Syrian Arabic dialect. Many of the younger to middle-aged educated Syrians also speak some English, and older generation Syrians also speak French to some degree. Kurdish is also spoken by some minorities.
Other languages that are spoken in Syria include additional minority languages spoken by the country’s smaller groups. Armenian and Turkish are spoken among the Armenian and Turkish minorities, while Western Neo-Aramaic (which is one of the only remaining Aramaic languages) is still spoken in the village of Ma`loula, as well as in two neighbouring villages that lie about 56 km northeast of the capital city of Damascus.