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)