215,000 in Israel (1986). Population total all countries: 1,505,030.
Southeastern dialect in Ukraine and Romania, Mideastern dialect in Poland and Hungary, Northeastern dialect in Lithuania and Belarus.
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). A member of macrolanguage Yiddish [yid].
Used as L2 by Western Yiddish [yih].
Hebrew script [Hebr].