What writing system(s) does this language use?Edit

Yiddish uses the Hebrew alphabet, the same script uses to write Hebrew and other languages spoken by Jewish people.

How many people speak this language?Edit

Where is this language spoken?Edit

It used to be spoken by Ashkenazi Jews across Europe, but many speakers were killed during the Holocaust, and others moved to Israel, where they spoke Hebrew instead.

What is the history of this language?Edit

It was the language of the Ashkenazi Jews that lived across Europe. It was German based, with many elements taken from Hebrew and Aramaic.

Who are some famous authors or poets in this language?Edit

What are some basic words in this language that I can learn?Edit

  • Mom: מאַמע
  • Dad: טאַטע
  • Yes: יאָ
  • No: ניין

What is a simple song/poem/story that I can learn in this language?Edit


Yiddish Wikibook