Posted in Germanic, Language Profiles, West Germanic, Yiddish


Classification: Indo-European – Germanic – West Germanic – High German – Yiddish

Number of speakers: 1,510,430 (Ethnologue)

Countries where it is spoken: Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Mexico, Moldova, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, Ukraine, the US


  • Western Yiddish (Germany, Hungary, Netherlands and Switzerland)
  • Eastern Yiddish (Other countries)

Language Awareness Index (explain): 1.6 



Yeder mentsh vert geboyrn fray un glaykh in koved un rekht. Yeder vert bashonkn mit farshtand un gevisn; yeder zol zikh firn mit a tsveytn in a gemit fun brudershaft.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.





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