Video encyclopedia



Mandaic-English-Mandaic Dictionary


Fellow Spotlight: Charles Häberl


Mandaic Calligraphy and Painting


How to add Mandaic Keyboard ~ Samsung Galaxy


How to Pronounce Mandaic

Neo-Mandaic, sometimes called the "ratna", is the modern reflex of the Mandaic language, the liturgical language of the Mandaean religious community of Iraq and Iran. Although severely endangered, it survives today as the first language of a small number of Mandaeans in Iran and in the Mandaean diaspora. All Neo-Mandaic speakers are multilingual in the languages of their neighbors, Arabic and Persian, and the influence of these languages upon the grammar of Neo-Mandaic is considerable, particularly in the lexicon and the morphology of the noun. Nevertheless, Neo-Mandaic is more conservative even in these regards than most other Neo-Aramaic languages.
Explore contextually related video stories in a new eye-catching way. Try Combster now!