Western Neo-Aramaic is spoken by about 15,000 people in three villages -
Ma'lula (معلولة), Bakh'a (بخعة)
and Jubb Adin (جبّعدين),
in the Anti-Lebanon mountains of western Syria. It is the only living
Aramaic language that belongs to the western branch of Aramaic languages.
Each of the villages where Western Neo-Aramaic is spoken has its own
dialect, which are influenced to differing degrees by Arabic. The dialect
of Jubb Adin is the most influenced by Arabic.