Palmyrene dialect

Region Palmyra
Extinct 1st millennium
Palmyrene alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Linguist list
Glottolog None

Palmyrene or Palmyrenean was a West Aramaic dialect spoken in the city of Palmyra, Syria, in the early centuries AD. The development of cursive versions of Aramaic led to the creation of the Palmyrene alphabet.

Other West Aramaic dialects include Nabataean and Judeo-Aramaic. West Aramaic dialects continue to be spoken in a few villages in Syria such as Ma'loula, Bakh`a and Jubb`adin.

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