Languages

Judaeo-Catalan

Fact corner

  • Language: Judeo-Catalan
  • Alternate names: Catalanic, Qatalanit
  • Language code: sil:xcatj?
  • Language family: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Ibero-Romance, Oc
  • Number of speakers: Extinct

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Introduction

Judaeo-Catalan was a Jewish language spoken by the Jewish communities in Catalonia, Spain.

Linguistically, it shared many features in common with early Shuadit, although historically, ethnically and politically, the Catalanic-speaking community was long distinct from the Shuadit-speaking community, mostly as a result of the Moorish occupation of Iberia.

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