Languages of the Middle East


If you are looking for locations in North America where you can study one of the less commonly taught languages (LCTL) listed below, try the following searchable database of course offerings:

  • North American LCTL Course Listings
    Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, University of Minnesota

LCTL teaching resources, guides, and lesson plans can be found here:

Additional language resources may be found on the pages for individual countries.

Akkadian

Arabic

Armenian

Assyrian

Avesta

Berber

Coptic

Hebrew

Iranian Languages

Judeo-Arabic

Judeo-Persian

  • Dzhidi
    M. Paul Lewis, ethnologue.com

Kurdish

Ladino

  • Ladino
    M. Paul Lewis, ethnologue.com

Maltese

Persian

Syriac

  • Syriac (extinct language of Turkey)
    M. Paul Lewis, ethnologue.com
  • Syriac (macrolanguage of Iraq)
    M. Paul Lewis, ethnologue.com

Turkish