Yiddish
ייִדיש‎, יידיש‎ or אידיש‎, yidish/idish
Pronounce [ˈ(j)ɪdɪʃ]
Country Central, Eastern, and Western Europe
Region Europe, Israel, North America, other regions with Jewish populations
Ethnicity Ashkenazi Jews
Speakers
(1.5 million cited 1986–1991 + half undated)
Family
Writing
Hebrew alphabet (Yiddish orthography)
AreaSoutheastern dialect in Ukraine and Romania, Mideastern dialect in Poland and Hungary, Northeastern dialect in Lithuania and Belarus. Also in Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Panama, Poland, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russian Federation (Europe), South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay.
Language Sites
ISO 639-1 yi
ISO 639-2 yid
ISO 639-3 yid – inclusive code
Individual codes:
ydd – Eastern Yiddish
yih – Western Yiddish
Glottolog yidd1255
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