Yiddish, Western

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A language of Germany

Alternate Names
Judeo-German, Yiddish, Yidish
Population

5,000 in Germany. Ethnic population: 49,200 (2000).

Location

Widespread.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Southwestern Yiddish, Midwestern Yiddish, Northwestern Yiddish. Originated in Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Alsace (France), Czechoslovakia (Czechia and Slovakia), and western Hungary. A member of macrolanguage Yiddish [yid].

Language Development

Grammar. Bible: 1908.

Writing

Hebrew script [Hebr].

Other Comments

Jewish.

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