Judeo-Georgian

Facts

  • Language: Judeo-Georgian
  • Alternate names: Kivruli
  • Language code: jge
  • Language family: Kartvelian, Georgian
  • Number of speakers: 79800
  • Script:

Introduction

Judeo-Georgian is a variant of Georgian, a Caucasian language, used by Jews. It is characterized by a vocabulary influenced by loan words from Hebrew. Speakers of Judeo-Georgian currently live mainly in Israel with a few left in the Republic of Georgia and others scattered in small numbers in Jewish communities in North America and Western Europe.