Al-Sarkha, Bakhah or Baẖҁa (Arabic: الصرخه or بخعة, Aramaic: ܒܟܥܐ - בכעא) is a Syrian village in the Yabroud District of the Rif Dimashq Governorate. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Al-Sarkha had a population of 1,405 in the 2004 census. Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims and Greek Orthodox Christians. It is one of only three remaining villages where Western Aramaic is still spoken, the other two being Maaloula and Jubb'adin.
الصرخه - بخعة
ܒܟܥܐ - בכעא
|Governorate||Rif Dimashq Governorate|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
- General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived 2014-10-31 at the Wayback Machine. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Rif Dimashq Governorate. (in Arabic)
- Smith, 1841, p. 172.
- Samples of spoken Bakhah Aramaic at the Semitisches Tonarchiv (Semitic Audio Archive)
- Smith, Eli; Robinson, Edward (1841). Biblical Researches in Palestine, Mount Sinai and Arabia Petraea: A Journal of Travels in the Year 1838. 3. Crocker and Brewster.
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