Jewish Babylonian Aramaic


A language of Israel

Alternate Names
Babylonian Talmudic Aramaic

No known L1 speakers. Ethnic population: No ethnic community.


Jerusalem district.

Language Status

9 (Second language only).

Language Use

Used widely in Jewish culture and life.

Other Comments

Extinct around 11th or 12th century. Language of Babylonian Talmud and other sacred Jewish works. Familiar to students of Judaism in religious and scholarly realms; studied diligently by most Orthodox Jewish young men.

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