Yiddish, Eastern

Language Data

  • Alternate names: ; Also, in Israel: Judeo-German, Yiddish; in Latvia: Judeo-German
  • Dialects: Bessarabian-Romanian, Lithuanian Yiddish, Litvish, Mideastern Yiddish, Northeastern Yiddish, Podolian, Polish Yiddish, Southeastern Yiddish, Volhynian
  • 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: Ukraine
  • Also used in: Argentina, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Republic of Moldova, Panama, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, South Africa, Sweden, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan
  • Religion: No information available.
  • Status: Recognized language in Moldova; Recognized language in Romania; Recognized language in Sweden
  • Number of users: 1,543,290 (; 215,000 in Israel (1986); 800 in Latvia)
  • Vitality: Developing

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)