59,800 in Israel (2005 J. Leclerc). Total users in all countries: 79,800.
HaDarom District, near Rahat.
Oriental and Ashkenazic Jews in Georgia live separately; Judeo-Georgian speakers live separately from non-Jewish Georgian [kat] speakers. May not be a separate language from Georgian, but a dialect using various Hebrew loanwords.
Some migrated to the Russian Federation and other countries. Jewish.