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Yiddish, Eastern

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Judeo-German, Yiddish; Also, in Latvia: Judeo-German
  • Dialects: Mideastern Yiddish, Northeastern Yiddish, Southeastern Yiddish
  • Scriptures published: Bible (1821--1936) New Testament (1821--1950) Old Testament (1678--1936) Portions (1544--1939)
    FCBH (Einspruch) See above
    The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: No information available.
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Israel
  • Region: Jerusalem District; Southeastern dialect in Ukraine and Romania, Mideastern dialect in Poland and Hungary, Northeastern dialect in Lithuania and Belarus
  • Also used in: Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Latvia, Lithuania, Republic of Moldova, Panama, Poland, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russian Federation, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Status: Recognized language in Moldova; Recognized language in Romania; Recognized language in Sweden
  • Number of users: 1,505,030 (215,000 in Israel (1986); 800 in Latvia)
  • Vitality: Educational

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)

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