What's the language of the Jewish of the Arab World ?

Yaddish or Hebrew ...or .

Update:

The first answer say Yiddish . the second say Hebrew (!)

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Most Jews that originally lived in the countries of the Arab World now live in Israel and speak Hebrew. But for a long time, they spoke the languages of the countries they had lived in, ie, Arabic, Persian, etc.

    Yiddish, similar to German, was spoken by Ashkenazi Jews who lived in Europe, and is now a language spoken by very few older people, most of whom live in the US or Israel.

    Hebrew is the official language of Israel.

    Here's what Wikipedia says about Jewish languages in the Arab world:

    "The Judæo-Arabic languages are a collection of Arabic dialects spoken by Jews living or formerly living in the Arab world.... Just as with the rest of the Arab world, Arabic-speaking Jews had different dialects depending on where they lived.

    In the years following the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, most Mizrahi and Sephardi Jews in Arab countries became Jewish refugees, fleeing mainly to France and Israel. Their dialects of Arabic did not thrive in either country, and most of their descendants now speak French or Modern Hebrew; as a result, the Judæo-Arabic dialects are now considered endangered languages."

  • Kevin7
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    There are several Judeo-Arabic dialects, most of the Jews that lived in Arab world had ties to the Sephardic culture so they also spoke Ladino (a Judeo-Spanish dialect). Yiddish is a Jewish language of Ashkenazi Jews that lived in Eastern Europe. Hebrew is the original Jewish language but Aramaic(a Middle Eastern language of NonJewish origin) was also used to some extent by Jews , the Kol Nidre a famous Jewish prayer is in Aramaic.

  • Israeli's speak Hebrew.

  • subhod
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    Arabs and Jews reside in combination for years but if Jewish men and women make a decision to make a conflict and create there possess Country. they went to germany. Hetler has burned probably the most of them ( and he stated: I have the capacity to burn all of them however I go away a few of them to deliver you the notion why I burn them ) after that jewish men and women moved to palestine and make a conflict to create their nation in palestine . they usually kill palestinians. they usually exhibit the false face that they love peace. F*****K them

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  • 1 decade ago

    Jews speak hebrew and arabs speak arabic.

  • 1 decade ago

    hebrew

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yiddish

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