ARABIC, JUDEO-TRIPOLITANIAN: a language of Israel

The following is the entry for this language as it appeared in the 14th edition (2000).
It was superseded by the corresponding entry in the 15th edition (2005). See also the corresponding entry in the 16th edition (2009).

SIL code: YUD

ISO 639-2: jrb

Population 30,000 in Israel, most over 40 (1994 H. Mutzafi). Population total both countries 35,000.
Region Originally from Tripolitania, Libya. None left in Libya. Also spoken in Italy.
Alternate names   TRIPOLITANIAN JUDEO-ARABIC, JEWISH TRIPOLITANIAN-LIBYAN ARABIC, TRIPOLITA'IT, YUDI
Classification Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic.
Comments Not intelligible with Judeo-Iraqi Arabic. Medium intelligibility with Judeo-Tunisian Arabic and Judeo-Morocco Arabic. Speakers in Israel are reported to be bilingual in Hebrew. Hebrew script used. Jewish.

This web edition of the Ethnologue contains all the content of the print edition and may be cited as:
Grimes, Barbara F. (ed.), 2000. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fourteenth edition. Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Online version: http://www.ethnologue.com/14.

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