List of Assyrian settlements

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The following is a list of current Aramean, Assyrian, Chaldean, Syriac and Syrian settlements (see names of Syriac Christians) in the Middle East. Most settlements are located in northern Iraq, north-western Iran, south-eastern Turkey and north-eastern Syria, a region in and around the traditional and historic Assyrian homeland.

Currently, there are a number of settlements on this list that have been abandoned due to persecution, conflict, and other causes.

Iraq[edit]

Baghdad Province[edit]

Settlement Aramaic Province District Note(s)
Dora Baghdad Al Rashid 1500 Christians, mostly adherents of the Assyrian Church of the East and Chaldean Catholic Church, inhabit Dora as of December 2014[1]

Dohuk Province[edit]

Settlement Aramaic Province District Note(s)
Araden[2] ܐܪܕܢ Dohuk Amadiya 35 Assyrian families inhabit Araden as of May 2004[3]
Enishke ܐܝܢܫܟܐ Dohuk Amadiya 30 Assyrian families inhabit Enishke as of May 2004[3]
Sarsing[4] ܣܪܣܢܓ Dohuk Amadiya 150 Assyrian families inhabit Sarsing as of May 2004[5]
Badarash Dohuk Amadiya 40 Assyrian families inhabit Badarash as of May 2004[3]
Amadiya[6] ܥܡܝܕܝܐ Dohuk Amadiya
Ashawa Dohuk Amadiya 619 Assyrians inhabit Ashawa in 1957; uninhabited by Assyrians as of May 2004[6]
Baz Dohuk Amadiya 10 Assyrian families inhabit Baz as of May 2004[7]
Bebadi ܒܝܬ ܒܥܕܝ Dohuk Amadiya 30 Assyrian families inhabit Bebadi as of May 2004[6]
Bebalok Dohuk Amadiya 25 Assyrian families inhabited Bebalok in 1957; uninhabited by Assyrians as of May 2004[8]
Belejane Dohuk Amadiya 15 Assyrian families inhabit Belejane as of May 2004[9]
Belmand Dohuk Amadiya 50 Assyrian families inhabit Belmand as of May 2004[10]
Benatha Dohuk Amadiya 8 Assyrian families inhabit Benatha as of May 2004[3]
Beth Shmayaye Dohuk Amadiya
Botara Dohuk Amadiya 12 families inhabited Botara in 1957; uninhabited by Assyrians as of May 2004[11]
Chalek Dohuk Amadiya 10 Assyrian families inhabit Chalek as of May 2004[7]
Chem Rabatke Dohuk Amadiya
Dawodiya ܕܘܘܕܝܐ Dohuk Amadiya
Dehi ܪܗܐ Dohuk Amadiya 20 Assyrian families inhabit Dehi as of 1991
Dere Dohuk Amadiya 25 Assyrian families inhabit Dere as of May 2004[9]
Dergny Dohuk Amadiya Uninhabited
Derishke Dohuk Amadiya 20 Assyrian families inhabit Derishke as of May 2004[8]
Dore Dohuk Amadiya 30 Assyrian families inhabit Dore as of May 2004[12]
Eqri Dohuk Amadiya
Eyat Dohuk Amadiya
Halwa ܗܠܘܐ Dohuk Amadiya 40 Assyrian families inhabited Halwa in 1957; uninhabited by Assyrians as of May 2004[11]
Hamziya ܗܡܙܝܐ Dohuk Amadiya 102 Assyrians inhabited Hamziya in 1957; uninhabited by Assyrians as of May 2004[6]
Hayes Dohuk Amadiya
Hezany Dohuk Amadiya 27 Assyrian families inhabit Hezany as of 1991
Jadide Dohuk Amadiya
Jole Dohuk Amadiya
Kani Balavi Dohuk Amadiya 15 Assyrian families inhabit Kani Balavi as of May 2004[11]
Khalilane Dohuk Amadiya 20 Assyrian families inhabit Khalilane as of May 2004[13]
Khwara Dohuk Amadiya 92 Assyrians inhabited Khwara in 1957; uninhabited by Assyrians as of May 2004[8]
Komany ܟܘܡܢܐ Dohuk Amadiya 20 Assyrian families inhabit Komany as of May 2004[9]
Magrebiya Dohuk Amadiya 18 Assyrians inhabited Magrebiya in 1957; uninhabited by Assyrians as of May 2004[12]
Malakhta Dohuk Amadiya 28 Assyrians inhabited Malakhta in 1957; uninhabited by Assyrians as of May 2004[12]
Margajiya Dohuk Amadiya
Maye Dohuk Amadiya 10 Assyrian families inhabit Maye as of May 2004[8]
Meristek Dohuk Amadiya
Meroge Dohuk Amadiya
Meze ܡܝܙܐ Dohuk Amadiya
Mosaka Dohuk Amadiya
Sardarawa Dohuk Amadiya
Sardashte Dohuk Amadiya
Sikrine Dohuk Amadiya
Tashish Dohuk Amadiya
Argen Dohuk Amadiya Uninhabited
Atosh Dohuk Amadiya Uninhabited
Barzanke Dohuk Amadiya Uninhabited
Bashu Dohuk Amadiya Uninhabited
Beqolke Dohuk Amadiya Uninhabited
Bobawa Dohuk Amadiya Uninhabited
Cham Eshrat Dohuk Amadiya Uninhabited
Cham Siny Dohuk Amadiya Uninhabited
Chamike Dohuk Amadiya Uninhabited
Chaqala Dohuk Amadiya Uninhabited
Chem Chale Dohuk Amadiya Uninhabited
Dohoke Dohuk Amadiya Uninhabited
Essan Dohuk Amadiya Uninhabited
Estep Dohuk Amadiya Uninhabited
Hawarke Dohuk Amadiya Uninhabited
Hawentka Dohuk Amadiya Uninhabited
Hish Dohuk Amadiya Uninhabited
Mahode Dohuk Amadiya Uninhabited
Maydan Dohuk Amadiya Uninhabited
Nerwa Dohuk Amadiya Uninhabited
Qaro Dohuk Amadiya Uninhabited
Sedar Dohuk Amadiya Uninhabited
Tashike Dohuk Amadiya Uninhabited
Wela Dohuk Amadiya Uninhabited
Aqrah ܥܩܪܐ Dohuk Aqrah
Nohawa Dohuk Aqrah
Sharman Dohuk Aqrah Uninhabited
Shosh Dohuk Aqrah Uninhabited
Babelo Dohuk Dohuk
Bagerat Dohuk Dohuk
Dohuk ܢܘܗܕܪܐ Dohuk Dohuk
Gondekosa Dohuk Dohuk
Korygavana Dohuk Dohuk
Zawita ܙܘܝܬܐ Dohuk Dohuk
Avzrog ܐܒܙܪܘܓ Dohuk Semel
Bajed Berav Dohuk Semel
Bajed Kindal Dohuk Semel
Bakhitma Dohuk Semel
Bakhloja Dohuk Semel
Jambor Dohuk Semel
Simele ܣܡܠܐ Dohuk Semel
Sheze Dohuk Semel
Shkafte Dohuk Semel
Surka Dohuk Semel
Badaliya Dohuk Semel Uninhabited
Der Jondi Dohuk Semel Uninhabited
Hejirke Dohuk Semel Uninhabited
Mar Yako Dohuk Semel Uninhabited
Mawana Dohuk Semel Uninhabited
Berseve Dohuk Zakho
Dashtatakh Dohuk Zakho
Dayrabun ܕܝܪ ܐܒܘܢܐ Dohuk Zakho
Levo Dohuk Zakho
Marga Dohuk Zakho
Margasor Dohuk Zakho
Navkandala Dohuk Zakho
Piraka Dohuk Zakho
Faysh Khabur ܦܝܫܐܒܘܪ Dohuk Zakho
Zakho ܙܟܼܘ Dohuk Zakho
Sharanesh ܫܪܢܘܫ Dohuk Zakho
Alanesh Dohuk Zakho Uninhabited
Bahnona Dohuk Zakho Uninhabited
Benekhre Dohuk Zakho Uninhabited
Bhere Dohuk Zakho Uninhabited
Der Hozan Dohuk Zakho Uninhabited
Derashish Dohuk Zakho Uninhabited
Istablan Dohuk Zakho Uninhabited
Malla Arap Dohuk Zakho Uninhabited
Margashish Dohuk Zakho Uninhabited
Qarawla Dohuk Zakho Uninhabited
Sanat Dohuk Zakho Uninhabited
Shwadan Dohuk Zakho Uninhabited
Steblan Dohuk Zakho Uninhabited
Umra Dohuk Zakho Uninhabited

Erbil Province[edit]

Settlement Aramaic Province District Note(s)
Ankawa ܥܢܟܒܐ Erbil Erbil
Armota ܐܪܡܥܘܛܐ Erbil Koya
Batas ܒܬܣ Erbil
Darbandokeh ܕܪܒܢܕܘܟܐ Erbil Shaqlawa
Diana ܕܝܢܐ Erbil Soran
Harir ܗܪܝܪ Erbil Shaqlawa
Hawdiyan Erbil
Hinari Erbil
Rowanduz ܪܘܢܕܣ Erbil Soran
Seerishmi ܣܝܪܫܡܝ Erbil
Shaqlawa ܫܩܠܒܐ Erbil Shaqlawa
Qalata ܩܠܬܐ Erbil

Nineveh Province[edit]

Settlement Aramaic Province District Note(s)
Ain Sifni ܥܝܢ ܣܦܢܐ Nineveh Shekhan
Alqosh ܐܠܩܘܫ Nineveh Tel Keppe
Bakhdida ܒܟܕܝܕܐ Nineveh Al-Hamdaniya
Balawat ܒܝܬ ܠܒܬ Nineveh Al-Hamdaniya
Baqofah ܒܬܢܝܐ Nineveh Tel Keppe
Bartella ܒܪܬܠܐ Nineveh Al-Hamdaniya
Batnaya ܒܬܢܝܐ Nineveh Tel Keppe
Dashqotan ܕܫܩܘܬܢ Nineveh Shekhan
Karamles ܟܪܡܠܝܣ Nineveh Al-Hamdaniya
Khorsabad Nineveh
Sharafiya ܫܪܦܝܐ Nineveh Tel Keppe
Tel Keppe ܬܠ ܟܐܦܐ Nineveh Tel Keppe
Tel Esqof ܬܠ ܝܣܩܘܦܐ Nineveh Tel Keppe
Armash ܥܪܡܫ Nineveh Shekhan
Beboze ܒܒܘܙܐ Nineveh Shekhan
Dize Nineveh Shekhan
Mala Barwan Nineveh Shekhan
Tilan Nineveh Shekhan

Iran[edit]

West Azarbaijan, Iran
Tehran, Iran

Tehran Province[edit]

Syria[edit]

Al Hasakah, Syria
Homs, Syria

Al Hasakah Province[edit]

  • Abu Tena
  • Al Hasakah
  • Halmoon
  • Jazirah
  • Kharita
  • Qabr Shamya
  • Qamishli
  • Al-Malikiyah
  • Al-Qahtaniyah
  • Sapeh
  • Tel Ahmar
  • Tel Arboush
  • Tel Baloaa
  • Tel Baz
  • Tel Brej
  • Tel Damshesh
  • Tel Faitha
  • Tel Goran
  • Tel Halaf
  • Tel Hipyan
  • Tel Hormez
  • Tel Jadiya
  • Tel Jumaa
  • Tel Kepchi
  • Tel Meghada
  • Tel Mighas
  • Tel Misas
  • Tel Najma
  • Tel Nasri
  • Tel Paweda
  • Tel Ruman Foqani
  • Tel Ruman Tahtani
  • Tel Sakra
  • Tel Shama
  • Tel Shamiram
  • Tel Tal
  • Tel Talaa
  • Tel Tamer
  • Tel Tawil
  • Tel Wardet
  • Um Alkeif
  • Um Gargen
  • Um Waqfa

Damascus[edit]

Homs[edit]

Turkey[edit]

  • Note- not all settlements listed are still inhabited by Assyrians
Batman, Turkey
Diyarbakir, Turkey
Elazig, Turkey
Gaziantep, Turkey
Hakkari, Turkey
Istanbul,Turkey
Mardin, Turkey
Sirnak (Şırnak), Turkey
Şanlıurfa (Urfa), Turkey
Van, Turkey

Batman Province[edit]

  • Benkelbé, Turkish: Çukuryurt
  • Hesno d'Kifo, ancient Cepha and Kiphas, Turkish: Hasankeyf (Inhabited)
  • Kafro ‘Elayto, Turkish: Arıca (barely inhabited)
  • Zercel, Turkish: Danalı(uninhabitd)

Diyarbakır Province[edit]

Elazığ Province[edit]

Gaziantep Province[edit]

Hakkari Province[edit]

Note- Nearly all if not all are uninhabited

  • Alsan
  • Anhar
  • Asheetha
  • Banimatu
  • Bashirga
  • Baz ܒܙ
  • Bet Diwe
  • Binyamata
  • Biraul
  • Byalta
  • Darawa
  • Dariyan
  • De Rayi
  • Deri Bend
  • Diza
  • Ein D’Kandil
  • Gagawran
  • Gawar ܓܒܼܪ
  • Halana
  • Jilu ܓܝܠܘ
  • Karmil
  • Kelaita
  • Kirdiwar
  • Kirzallan
  • Lakina
  • Lewin
  • Lizen
  • Mannunan
  • Mar Isho
  • Merdi
  • Minianish
  • Nahra
  • Neri
  • Nochiya
  • Qochanis ܩܘܟܢܣ
  • Romta
  • Sara & Timar
  • Shabatan
  • Shwawoota
  • Sulbag
  • Tal
  • Tis
  • Tkhuma ܬܚܘܡܐ
  • (Lower/Upper) Tyari
  • Youmara (Youmaran)
  • Zaranak

Istanbul Province[edit]

Mardin Province[edit]

  • Ahlah, Turkish: Narlı(uninhabited)
  • Anhel, Turkish: Yemişli(inhabited)
  • Turkish: Altintaş (inhabited)
  • Arbayé, Turkish: Alayurt(uninhabited)
  • Arbo, Turkish: Taşköy(inhabited)
  • Arnas, Turkish: Bağlarbaşı(uninhabited)
  • Badibé / Beth Débé, Turkish: Dibek(inhabited)
  • Turkish: Baristepe (inhabited)
  • Beth Man’am, Turkish: Bahminir
  • Beth Qustan / Békusyoné, Turkish: Alagöz(inhabited)
  • Birguriya, Turkish: Birigirya
  • Bnebil, Turkish: Benabil
  • Boté, Turkish: Bardakçı(inhabited)
  • Chtrako
  • Dara, Turkish: Oğuz
  • Dayro du Slibo, Turkish: Çatalçam (populated)
  • Derelya
  • Deyrkubé, Turkish: Karagöl(uninhabited)
  • Ehwo, Turkish: Güzelsu
  • Turkish:Eskikale(inhabited)
  • Gremira, Turkish: Girmeli(uninhabited)
  • Gundeké di‘Ito
  • Habsus, Turkish: Mercimekli(inhabited)
  • Hah, Turkish: Anıtlı(inhabited)
  • Harabale / Arkah, Turkish: Üçköy(inhabited)
  • Harabémechka, Turkish: Dağiçi(inhabited)
  • Iwardo/Ayn Wardo, Turkish: Gülgöze(inhabited)
  • Kafro Tahtayto, Turkish: Elbeğendi(inhabited)
  • Kanak, Turkish: Kaynakkaya(uninhabited)
  • Karboran, Turkish: Dargeçit(inhabited)
  • Kelith, Turkish: Dereiçi(inhabited)
  • Kfarbé, Turkish: Güngören(inhabited)
  • Kfarze, Turkish: Altıntaş(inhabited)
  • M’aré, Turkish: Eskihisar(inhabited)
  • Ma'asarte, Turkish: Ömerli(inhabited)[14]
  • Mardin(inhabited)
  • Midyat(inhabited)
  • Mor Bobo, Turkish: Günyurdu(inhabited)
  • Mzizah, Turkish: Doğançay(inhabited)
  • Nsivin, ancient Nisibis, Turkish: Nusaybin(uninhabited)
  • Saleh, Turkish: Barıştepe(inhabited)
  • Séderi, Turkish: Üçyol(inhabited)
  • Yardo, Turkish: Yamanlar(uninhabited)
  • Turkish: Yayvantepe(uninhabited)
  • Zaz, Turkish: İzbırak(inhabited)

Şırnak Province[edit]

Note- every "inhabited" village is west of the city of Idil

  • Azakh, Turkish: İdil(inhabited)
  • Basibrin/Bsorino, Turkish: Haberli

(inhabited)

  • Bohtan
  • Esfes, Turkish: Yarbaşı(uninhabited)
  • Geznakh, Turkish: Cevizağacı

(uninhabited)

(uninhabited)

  • Miden, Turkish: Ögündük(inhabited)
  • Sare/Ester/Gawayto, Turkish: Sarıköy

(inhabited)

  • Shari
  • Tamerzé, Turkish: Uçar(uninhabited)

Şanlıurfa Province[edit]

  • Şanlıurfa

Van Province[edit]

  • Van (uninhabited)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Telegraph: Iraq crisis: The Last Christians of Dora [1]
  2. ^ Kurdish Culture and Society: An Annotated Bibliography, Lokman I. Meho, Kelly L. Maglaughlin, p. 267 [2]
  3. ^ a b c d Majed Eshoo, The Fate Of Assyrian Villages, p. 9
  4. ^ Assyrian Church Prelates Visit the Historic Village of Sarsing in Northern Iraq [3]
  5. ^ Majed Eshoo, The Fate Of Assyrian Villages, p. 8
  6. ^ a b c d Majed Eshoo, The Fate Of Assyrian Villages, p. 11
  7. ^ a b Majed Eshoo, The Fate Of Assyrian Villages, p. 7
  8. ^ a b c d Majed Eshoo, The Fate Of Assyrian Villages, p. 5
  9. ^ a b c Majed Eshoo, The Fate Of Assyrian Villages, p. 10
  10. ^ Majed Eshoo, The Fate Of Assyrian Villages, p. 13
  11. ^ a b c Majed Eshoo, The Fate Of Assyrian Villages, p. 6
  12. ^ a b c Majed Eshoo, The Fate Of Assyrian Villages, p. 4
  13. ^ Majed Eshoo, The Fate Of Assyrian Villages, p. 12
  14. ^ http://www.mardintravel.com/omerli/
  • The Fate Of Assyrian Villages Annexed To Today's Dohuk Governorate In Iraq And The Conditions In These Villages Following The Establishment Of The Iraqi State In 1921, Majed Eshoo [4]