On April 5, the Catholic University in Erbil held a public lecture entitled Language Development in the Near East by Fr. Dr. Samer Soreshow Yohanna, O.A.O.C.
The lecture focused on Aramaic. Part of the Northwest Semitic group, Aramaic is close to such Canaanite languages as Hebrew and Phoenician.
The lecture attracted students of Aramaic in the newly formed department of Salahaddin University, the oldest and biggest public higher education institution in Kurdistan.
The lecture was co-organized by the Chaldean League and was part of the Akitu celebrations.