Thursday, 9 January 2014

Syriac an Official Language in Iraq

It seems that Syriac has officially become an official language in post-2003 Iraq. The Iraqi National Assembly has passed a law that allows Syriacs (Chaldeans and Assyrians) to speak Syriac in Iraq.

What is silly about this news item though is the fact that Syriac was officially a language in Iraq during the era of Saddam Hussein. Below are pictures of a book entitled "Syriac Reading - the preliminary first class", which was used to teach young students Syriac.



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