List of Asian Jews

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Since antiquity, a number of Jewish communities have been established in many parts of Asia migrating or fleeing eastward from their place of origin in Mesopotamia. Some examples of ancient Jewish communities in Asia are: In Iran (Persian Jews) and Iraq (Iraqi Jews); the Georgian Jews and Mountain Jews of the Caucasus; the Bene Israel, the Baghdadi Jews and the Cochin Jews of India (Jews in India); and the Bukharan Jews of Central Asia. China once had an established Jewish community in Kaifeng.

Here is a partial list of some prominent Asian Jews, arranged by country of origin. Note that those regions of Asia where Arabic or Russian or Turkish predominate are excluded from this list (except for the Baghdadi Jews from India and Southeast Asia); see Arab Jews, Ashkenazi Jews and Sephardi Jews for information on these populations.

Azerbaijan[edit]

China[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

India[edit]

Iran/Persia[edit]

Japan[edit]

See also:

Kyrgyzstan[edit]

Singapore[edit]

Sri Lanka[edit]

Tajikistan[edit]

Uzbekistan[edit]

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Richard Gottheil, Max Schloessinger. Masarjawaih. Jewish Encyclopedia