Judeo-Hamedani dialect

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Judeo-Hamedani is a Central Iran dialect, spoken by the Jewish community living in Hamadan, in western Iran. The first records of Jewish communities in this region date to approximately 750 BC.[citation needed]

Like most Jewish languages, Judeo-Hamedani is written using Hebrew characters.[citation needed] The language contains a large number of Hebrew[citation needed] and Kurdish loanwords[citation needed].

Following the decline and consolidation of the Persian Jewish community in the mid-20th century, while many Judeo-Persian languages fell into disuse, Judeo-Hamedani has maintained a tenuous foothold, among the remaining Jewish community in Hamadan as well as in the expatriate communities in Israel and the United States.

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