Judeo-Italian

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A language of Italy

Alternate Names
Italkian
Population

L1 users: 200. Total users in all countries: 250.

Location

Tuscany region: Siena province, Buonconvento; also in urban areas central and north, Rome.

Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Language Use

Very few speakers are fluent (Salminen 2007). More commonly spoken 2 generations ago. Used in Passover song. Perhaps 4,000 occasionally use elements of it in their speech, about 10% of Italy’s 40,000 Jews.

Writing

Hebrew script [Hebr].

Other Comments

Jewish.

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