Arabic, Judeo-Moroccan

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A language of Morocco

Population

L1 users: 8,930 (2000). 90% in Casablanca (1997 World Jewish Congress). Total users in all countries: 258,930.

Location

Casablanca-Settat region.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

A member of macrolanguage Judeo-Arabic [jrb].

Language Use

Youth have French [fra] as L1. Arabic used is more similar to Moroccan Arabic [ary] than to Moroccan Judeo-Arabic. Mainly older adults. Also use French [fra], Hebrew [heb], Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Radio.
Writing

Hebrew script [Hebr].

Other Comments

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

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