Turoyo, or Surayt, is an Aramaic language spoken by about
62,000 people in Mardin Province in the south east of Turkey
and in Al-Hasakah and Qamishli in northeastern Syria. It has
some mutual intelligibility with Assyrian Neo-Aramaic and
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, though not with Western Neo-Aramaic.
Turoyo is written with Syriac and Latin alphabets. The Latin
alphabet for Turoyo is used in Sweden and was devised by Yusuf
Ishaq and used to teach the language to Turoyo-speaking children
in Swedish schools.