Jewish Languages

This page features 21 languages spoken by Jews in diverse eras and locations around the Jewish Diaspora. Click on the description of a given language, and you will find information about its history, distinctive linguistic features, literature, and current status. For some languages, we also offer a dictionary of the language or of distinctively Jewish words used within the language.

Jewish Aramaic

Jewish English

Jewish Malayalam

Jewish Latin American Spanish

Jewish Russian

Jewish Swedish

Jewish French

Jewish English

Judeo-Arabic

Judeo-French

Judeo-Iranian 

Judeo-Greek 

Judeo-Italian 

Judeo-Persian

 

Judeo-Portuguese

Judeo-Provençal

Judeo-Tajik

(Bukhori, Bukharian)

Yiddish 

Sign Language

Judeo-Tat

(Juhuri)

Judeo-Spanish/Judezmo/ Ladino

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