Maaloula

Maaloula

Maaloula or Maʿlūlā (Aramaic: ܡܥܠܘܠܐ‎—מעלולא; Arabic: معلولا‎) is a town in the Rif Dimashq Governorate in Syria. The town is located 56 km to the northeast of Damascus and built into the rugged mountainside, at an altitude of more than 1500 m. It is known as one of three remaining villages where Western Neo-Aramaic is spoken, the other two being the nearby villages Jubb'adin and Bakhah.

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