A language of Israel
ISO 639-3: ajt
||45,000 in Israel (1995 H. Mutzafi). Population total all countries: 352,500.
||Also in France, Italy, Spain, Tunisia, United States.
||Medium intelligibility with Judeo-Moroccan Arabic [aju] and Judeo-Tripolitanian Arabic [yud], but none with Judeo-Iraqi Arabic [yhd]. A lexicon of 5,000 words in 1950 had 79% words of Arabic origin, 15% Romance loanwords, 4.4% Hebrew loanwords, 1.6% others (D. Cohen 1985:254).
||Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic
A member of macrolanguage Judeo-Arabic [jrb] (Israel).
||Mainly older adults. Also use Hebrew [heb].
||Bible portions: 1897–1937.
||Arabic script. Hebrew script, no longer in use.
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