||4,850,000 in Israel (1998). Population total all countries: 5,316,700.
||Also in Australia, Canada, Germany, Palestinian West Bank and Gaza, Panama, United Kingdom, United States.
||Standard Hebrew (General Israeli, Europeanized Hebrew), Oriental Hebrew (Arabized Hebrew, Yemenite Hebrew). Not a direct offspring from Biblical or other varieties of Ancient Hebrew, but an amalgamation of different Hebrew strata plus intrinsic evolution within the living speech.
||Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Canaanite
||Official language. Some who use it as L1 now in Israel learned it as L2 originally. Spoken by all Israelis as L1 or L2. There is a Hebrew Language Academy.
||Fully developed. Bible: 1599–1877.