Judeo-Tunisian Arabic

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Judeo-Tunisian Arabic
Native to Israel, Tunisia
Native speakers
46,000  (1995)[1]
Hebrew alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ajt
Glottolog jude1263[2]

Judeo-Tunisian Arabic is a variety of Arabic spoken by Jews living or formerly living in Tunisia. 99% of all speakers now live in Israel. Speakers are older adults and the younger generation has only a passive knowledge of the language.[3]

Judeo-Tunisian Arabic is one of the Judeo-Arabic languages, a collection of Arabic dialects spoken by Jews living or formerly living in the Arab world.


  1. ^ Judeo-Tunisian Arabic at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Judeo-Tunisian 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.