ARABIC-­KARSHUNI: AN ATTEMPT TO PRESERVE MARONITE IDENTITY; THE CASE OF ALEPPO

Francisco Del Rio Sánchez

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This paper investigates the reasons behind Middle Eastern Syriac Christian communities - particulary the Maronites' - use of the Syriac script when writing Arabic; a phenomenon known as Karshuni.




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