Judeo-Provençal

Facts

  • Language: Judeo-Provençal
  • Alternate names: Chouhadite, Chouhadit, Chouadite, Chouadit, Shuadit, Judeo-Comtadine
  • Language code:
  • Language family: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Ibero-Romance, Oc
  • Number of speakers: Extinct
  • Script:

Introduction

Judeo-Provençal is a Jewish Occitano-Romance language that was spoken by Jews in southern France during the Middle Ages, and later in the early modern period, especially in the Avignon district, which was for a long period of time under the rule of the Popes. Judeo-Provencal became extinct in 1977 with the death of the last speaker.