Languages

Judeo-Tadjik

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  • Language: Judeo-Tadjik
  • Alternate names: Bokharic, Bukharian, Bokharan, Bukharan, Bukharic, Judeo-Tajik
  • SIL-code: Ethnologue:bhh
  • Language family: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Southwestern, Persian
  • Number of speakers: 110,000

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Introduction

Judeo-Tadjik is an Indo-Iranian language. A more descriptive name for the language might be Judæo-Tajiki Persian or Judæo-Tajik. It is the primary traditional language of the Bukharian Jews. Persian بخاری (boxārī), Tajik бухорӣ (buxorī), Bukhori בוכארי (buxori).

Bukhori is based on a substrate of classical Persian?, with a large number of Hebrew loanwords, as well as smaller numbers of loanwords from other surrounding languages, including Uzbek, Tajik? and Russian. Despite its long history, it still has a great deal of mutual intelligibility with Tajik, and shares many similar features with Dzhidi?. The vocabulary consists of a mixture of Persian, Hebrew, Arabic, Tajik, and Uzbek words.

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