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Dragoman, a word of Aramaic/Assyrian origin, designates the function of interpreter, translator and official guide in countries and polities of the Near East. The status of dragomans was especially prestigious in the Ottoman Empire, where it incorporated diplomatical duties - namely, in the Porte's relation with Christian countries. Aramaic is a Semitic language with a four-thousand year history. ... Akkadian (lišānum akkadītum) was a Semitic language (part of the greater Afro-Asiatic language famaily) spoken in ancient Mesopotamia, particularly by the Assyrians and Babylonians. ... An interpreter is a practitioner of interpreting, an activity that consists of establishing, either simultaneously or consecutively, oral or gestural communications between two or more speakers who are not speaking (or signing) the same language. ... Polity is a general term that refers to political organization of a group. ... The Near East is a term commonly used by archaeologists and historians, less commonly by journalists and commentators, to refer to the region encompassing the Levant (modern Israel, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon), Anatolia (modern Turkey), Mesopotamia (Iraq and eastern Syria), and the Iranian Plateau (Iran). ... Jump to: navigation, search Imperial motto (Ottoman Turkish) Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (the Eternal State) The Ottoman Empire at the height of its power Official language Ottoman Turkish Capital Bursa (1335 - 1365), Edirne (1365-1453), İstanbul (Constantinople) (1453-1922) Imperial anthem Ottoman imperial anthem Sovereigns Padishah of the Osmanli... The United Nations, with its headquarters in New York City, is the largest international diplomatic organization. ... Synonym of the government of the Ottoman Empire. ...


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A Dragoman forest has been planted, a fence surrounding the whole site is being put up and numerous other tasks funded by the group, including a water pump to keep water flowing to the construction site.
To date Dragoman Overland, the passengers and the directors have raised somewhere in the region of £5000 - £6000 for the ongoing development of this school.
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