||3,000 in Turkey (1994 H. Mutzafi). Population total all countries: 84,000. Ethnic population: 50,000 to 70,000 (1994).
||Southeast, Mardin Province (originally). Also in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Iraq, Lebanon, Netherlands, Sweden, Syria, United States.
||Surayt, Süryani, Suryoyo, Syryoyo, Turani
||Midyat, Midin, Kfarze, ’Iwardo, Anhil, Raite. Related to Northeastern Aramaic varieties. Turoyo subdialects exhibit a cleavage between Town Turoyo (Midyat Turoyo), Village Turoyo, and Mixed (Village-Town) Turoyo. The latter is spoken mainly by younger generation outside Tur ’Abdin, the language’s original location, and is gaining ground throughout the Jacobite diaspora in other countries.
||Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, Aramaic, Eastern, Central, Northwestern
||All also use their national languages or local lingua francas, and some are multilingual.
||Bible portions: 1983.
||Latin script. Syriac script.
||Known among scholars almost exclusively as ‘Tûrôyo’. ‘Suryoyo’ is a popular name. ‘Western Syriac’ refers to the Classical Western Syriac liturgy and orthography used by Turoyo speakers. Christian (Jacobite).