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Yiddish

Yiddish is a Germanic language and a mixture of German, Slavic, and other languages that were spoken by Ashkenazi Jews in Europe at the time of its creation. Though Yiddish uses a similar alphabet to the Hebrew one, the two languages have very little in common. There are over 1.5 million speakers.

Articles and resources for people learning Yiddish