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קטלאנית יהודית
Region Catalonia
Extinct (date missing)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog None

Judæo-Catalan (Hebrew: קטלאנית יהודית‎; Catalan: judeocatalà, IPA: [ʒuˌðewkətəˈɫa]), also called Catalanic or Qatalanit (Hebrew: קאטאלנית‎; Catalan: catalànic or qatalanit), was a Jewish language spoken by the Jewish communities in northeastern Spain, especially in Catalonia, Valencia, and the Balearic Islands.

Linguistically, it shared many features in common with early Judæo-Provençal, although historically, ethnically, and politically, the Judæo-Catalan-speaking community was long distinct from the Judæo-Provençal-speaking community, mostly as a result of the Moorish occupation of Iberia. The golden age of Judæo-Catalan was in the period between the early 12th century and 1491, when the Jews were expelled from Catalonia and Valencia (see Alhambra decree).

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  1. ^ "Jewish Languages - European". Mishkan.com. Retrieved 2017-01-19. 
  2. ^ "judeocatalà | enciclopèdia.cat". Enciclopedia.cat (in (Catalan)). Retrieved 2017-01-19.