Is Aramaic still spoken today?

Yes it is. Nowadays some Neo-Aramaic languages survive in the Middle East the most important ones in numbers of speakers being Chaldean, Surayt (Turoyo) and Assyrian Neo-Aramaic (not to be confused with Ancient Assyrian).

Jesus Christ spoke Galilean Aramaic which belongs to the Western branch of Aramaic  .

The only surving  descendant of   Western Aramaic  is still spoken by a bunch of people in three villages in Southern Syriain the so-called Antilebanon . The villages are Maaloula, Bakhah and Jubbadin .Maaloula and Bakhah have mixed Muslim and Christian populations while Jubbadin is inhabited only by Muslims.


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