objectives of the institution
Preserve Syrian identity
Spread Aramaic Language
Spread Aramaic Language education in all Syrian dialects and alphabets
Support Tourism in Syria
Contribute in highlighting Syrian History Civilization
Syria, the land of civilizations
Syria introduced the world's first alphabet in history
Syria provided the first musical note
Syria provided the first olive tree
Syria provided first wheat field
Our beloved Syria is currently subjected to systematic terrorist violence and civilization destruction, brutal bloodshed, extinct of Syria wonderful components patterns, and returning Syria into Middle Age darkness.
This terrorism which wreaking Syria, bloodshed and violence, is driving Loyal Syrians to step up their efforts and hard-work to protect their roots of civilization and provide all possible support to Syrian Government in all aspects.
As the director of Louvre Museum in Paris - Andre Barrow- once said; that everyone in the civilized world has a stilted his native country and Syria.
Syria introduced the world's first alphabet, first sheet music and first diatonic back to 1400 BC.
Syria gave the world, the first olive tree and first wheat field. Damascus is the first inhabited city in the world.
Syria is the cradle of civilization, who gave philosophers and academics to the world, like Ibn al-Nafis world discoverer of blood circulation in the human body.
All the above, pushed our small group to work on the establishment of non-profit organization to preserve Syrian Identity and protect Aramaic language, Language of Jesus, which is still used and familiar among Syrian families, especially in Maaloula, Jubb'adin, Sarkha, Saddad, Haffar and Hasaka; in addition to Syrians Immigrants in India, Sweden, Denmark, Canada and worldwide.
Terrorists focus violence on Maaloula and destruction of several Archaeological Areas and their attempts to harass and disturb inhabitants is the main proof of their plans to erase the History of Syria and it’s remarkable coexistence and attractive culture.
Aramaic language is the language of Syria, for more than 3,400 years ago.
ARAMIA main objectives and purposes are as follows:
As Syrian Government has provided support to revive the Aramaic language by opening Aramaic Institute in Maaloula affiliated with the Ministry of Higher Education and got praise from UNESCO for its role in preserving ancient languages, where foreign researchers and historians learned Aramaic in this Institute, who published books and researches about Aramaic and its origin; focusing on being a spoken language till the moment, in the East.
Therefore, we decided as civil society, to join forces with our government's efforts and establish ARAMIA, in the protection of Syrian identity and Syrian Aramaic language, as Aramaic in danger of becoming extinct.
ARAMIA we are officially licensed and registered in the Ministry of Social Affairs, being a social organization that does not aim to make profit foundation. We deeply belief in the protection of Syrian identity and Syrian Aramaic language, as Aramaic in danger of becoming extinct as number of speakers of ancient tongue plummets. as we already started Aramaic courses in Maaloula and established a small band to revive the Aramaic language; our first festival was launched by the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor on 09/10/2016 in Maaloula.
Fertile Crescent, Eastern
Semitic-Central Semitic-Northwest Semitic-Aramaic
Old Aramaic (900 - 700 BC)
Eastern Aramaic-Western Aramaic