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Arabic, Judeo-Iraqi

A language of Israel

ISO 639-3: yhd

Population 100,000 in Israel (1994). Population total all countries: 100,100.
Region Originally from Iraq. Also spoken in India, Iraq, United Kingdom.
Alternate names   Iraqi Judeo-Arabic, Jewish Iraqi-Baghdadi Arabic, Arabi, Yahudic
Dialects Not intelligible with Judeo-Tripolitanian Arabic, Judeo-Tunisian Arabic, or Judeo-Moroccan Arabic. Close to Baghdadi Arabic and North Mesopotamian Arabic.
Classification Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic
Language use Speakers are older adults. Speakers in Israel are reported to be bilingual in Hebrew.
Language development Hebrew script.
Comments The term 'Yahudic' is used by a few scholars to denote all Judeo-Arabic languages. Jewish.

Also spoken in:

Iraq

Language name   Arabic, Judeo-Iraqi
Population 100 to 150 in Iraq (1992 H. Mutzafi).
Region Most in Israel.
Alternate names   Iraqi Judeo-Arabic, Jewish Iraqi-Baghdadi Arabic, Arabi, Yahudic
Language use Speakers are older adults.
Comments Jewish.