Arabic, Judeo-Moroccan

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A language of Israel

Population

250,000 in Israel (1992 H. Mutzafi). Population total all countries: 258,930.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Many dialects. Much intelligibility with Tunisian Judeo-Arabic [aeb], some with Judeo-Tripolitanian Arabic [yud], none with Judeo-Iraqi Arabic [yhd]. May be inherently intelligible with Moroccan Arabic [ary]. A member of macrolanguage Judeo-Arabic [jrb].

Language Use

Also use Hebrew [heb].

Language Development
Radio programs.
Writing

Hebrew script [Hebr].

Other Comments

Many borrowings from Spanish [spa], Ladino [lad] and French [fra]. Jewish.

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