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Syrian village clings to Aramaic language - 25 Dec 07

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Uploaded on Dec 25, 2007

As Christians around the world mark the birth of Jesus Christ, for one Syrian village the day has a little extra significance.

Maaloula is one of very few places where Western Aramaic, the native language of Jesus, is still spoken.

But as Jane Dutton reports, despite determined efforts by residents and the government, the ancient tongue is in danger of dying out.

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