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). Total users in all countries: 5,400.

Location

Widespread.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

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

Language Development
Bible: 1908.
Writing

Hebrew script [Hebr].

Other Comments

Jewish.

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