“Noyan Tapan” News Agency from Yerevan reports on 9 February 2006
Starting from the 13th century the Assyrian language has stopped being been used as a spoken language and up to this date it is used as the church language of the Assyrian Orthodox, East Assyrian and other churches.
It is taught in reputable universities and theological seminaries around the world.
For centuries Armenians have had active cultural and religious contacts with Assyrians, in consequence of which several dozens of Assyrian words penetrated the Armenian language.
The first Armenian translation of the Bible was also done from the Assyrian language. The works of Armenian classic authors were also translated into Assyrian.
In spite of all this, the classic Assyrian has been never taught in modern days A
This year the classic Assyrian has been also included in the University's Oriental Studies Faculty magistracy curriculum.