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List of Jewish diaspora languages

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This is a list of languages and groups of languages that developed within Jewish diaspora communities through contact with surrounding languages.[1]

Afro-Asiatic languages[edit]

Cushitic languages[edit]

Semitic languages[edit]

Arabic languages[edit]

Aramaic languages[edit]

Other Afro-Asiatic languages[edit]

  • Judeo-Berber[1] (a group of different Jewish Berber languages and their dialects)

Austronesian languages[edit]

Dravidian languages[edit]

(both written in local alphabets)

Indo-European languages[edit]

Germanic languages[edit]

Indo-Aryan languages[edit]

Iranian languages[edit]

Romance languages[edit]

  • Judeo-Latin (extinct or evolved into Judeo-Romance languages)


Judeo-Spanish (Judezmo, Ladino)[1][edit]


Other Indo-European languages[edit]

Kartvelian languages[edit]

Turkic languages[edit]

Creole languages[edit]

See also[edit]


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