Judeo-Yemeni Arabic

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Judeo-Yemeni Arabic
Native to Israel, Yemen
Native speakers
50,000  (1995)[1]
Hebrew alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-3 jye
Glottolog jude1267[2]

Judeo-Yemeni Arabic (also known as Judeo-Yemeni, Yemenite Judeo-Arabic) is a variety of Arabic spoken by Jews living or formerly living in Yemen. 50,000 speakers now live in Israel, 1,000 remain in Yemen.[3] The language is quite different from mainstream Yemeni Arabic.[3] The language may be split into the subdialects of San`a, `Aden, Be:da, and Habban.[4]


  1. ^ Judeo-Yemeni Arabic at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Judeo-Yemeni Arabic". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ a b "Ethnologue report for language code: jye". Ethnologue.com. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  4. ^ Raymond G. Gordon, Jr, ed. 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 15th edition. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.

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