Yiddish, Eastern

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A language of Israel

Alternate Names
Judeo-German, Yiddish
Population

215,000 in Israel (1986). Population total all countries: 1,505,030.

Location

Southeastern dialect in Ukraine and Romania, Mideastern dialect in Poland and Hungary, Northeastern dialect in Lithuania and Belarus. Also in Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Panama, Poland, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russian Federation, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay.

Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Mideastern Yiddish, Northeastern Yiddish, Southeastern Yiddish. Many loans from Hebrew [heb] and local languages. Eastern and Western [yih] Yiddish have difficult inherent intelligibility due to differing histories and influences from other languages. Some Western Yiddish [yih] in Israel (1977 M. Herzog).

Typology

SVO

Language Development
Magazines. Radio programs. Bible: 1821–1936.
Writing
Hebrew script.
Other Comments

Jewish.

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