Judeo-Iraqi Arabic

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Judeo-Iraqi Arabic
Native to Israel, Iraq
Native speakers
150,000  (ca. 1994)[1]
Hebrew alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-3 yhd
Glottolog jude1266[2]

Judeo-Iraqi Arabic (also known as Iraqi Judeo-Arabic, Arabi, Yahudic) is a variety of Arabic spoken by Jews living or formerly living in Iraq. 99% of all speakers now live in Israel. Speakers are mostly older adults.[3]

The best known form is Jewish Baghdadi Arabic, though there were different dialects in Mosul, Basra and elsewhere.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Judeo-Iraqi Arabic at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Judeo-Iraqi Arabic". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Raymond G. Gordon, Jr, ed. 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 15th edition. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.