Judeo-Italian

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A language of Italy

Alternate Names
Italkian
Population

200 in Italy. Very few speakers are fluent (Salminen 2007). Population total all countries: 250.

Location

Mainly in urban areas in the central and north, Rome.

Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Language Use

More commonly spoken 2 generations ago. Used in Passover song. Perhaps 4,000 occasionally use elements of it in their speech (10% of Italy’s 40,000 Jews).

Language Development
OT.
Writing

Hebrew script [Hebr].

Other Comments

Jewish.

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