Languages

Jewish languages

Speakers of Jewish languages today

The capital letters in the list below indicate the location on the map on this page.

 LanguageNative speakersGeographic distribution
AYiddish3,142,560Central and Eastern Europe
BJudeo-FrenchExtinctFrance
CLadino110,000Israel. Sofia, Bulgaria. Also spoken in Greece, Puerto Rico, Turkey (Europe), USA
DJudeo-Italian200Italy
EJudeo-Proven├žalExtinctFrance
FKaraim3Lithuania
GJudeo-SlavicExtinctCzech Republic
HJudeo-Greek50Israel
IJudeo-Crimean Tatar'few'Uzbekistan (most), Georgia, Kazakhstan.
JJudeo-Georgian79,800Israel, Georgia
KJudeo-Tat101,000Isreal, Azerbaijan, Russia (Europe).
LJudeo-Tadjik110,000Israel, USA, Uzbekistan
MJudeo-Iranian60,000Israel
NJudeo-Arabic510,000Israel, Morocco, Iraq, Tunisia, Yemen
OHebrew5,055,000Israel. Also spoken in Australia, Canada, Germany, Palestinian West Bank and Gaza, Panama, United Kingdom, USA.
PJudeo-Berber2000Israel
aJewish Aramaic?Extinct-
bJewish Malayalam?Israel, India
cJudeo-AlsatianExtinctFrance
dJudeo-PortugueseExtinctPortugal
eKaylaExtinctEthiopia
fQwaraExtinctEthiopia

Geographic distribution of the Jewish languages

This map represents the diversity of Jewish languages in the old world.

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