Judeo-Italian Language (itk)

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Also Known As: Italkian


Judeo-Italian languages are the Italo-Romance linguistic varieties used between the 10th and the 20th centuries in Italy and Corfu. The glossonym type giudeo-italiano is of academic and relatively late coinage. In English, Judæo-Italian was first used by Lazaro Belleli in 1904 for his article Judæo-Greek and Judæo-Italian in the Jewish Encyclopedia (vol. 7, 310-313), describing the languages of the Jews of Corfu. In Italian, Giuseppe Cammeo referred to a Gergo giudaico-italiano in his 1909 article Studj dialettali (Vessillo Israelitico 57 (1909); the term first appears on p. 169). That same year, Umberto Cassuto used the term giudeo-italiano, in the following: Judeo-Italian regional dialects (ghettaioli giudeeschi), including: Also At least two Judeo-Italian varieties, based on Salentino and Venetian varieties were also used in Corfu. All the spoken varieties used a unique (among Jewish languages, although there are arguably parallels in Jewish English usage) combination of Hebrew verb stems with Italian conjugations (e.g., "axlare", to eat; "gannaviare", to steal; "dabberare", to speak; "lekhtire", to go). Similarly there are abstract nouns such as "tovezza", goodness.

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Location of Judeo-Italian Language Speakers



Main Country: Italy
Spoken In:

Regions: Europe

ISO 639-3 Code: itk

Classification Taxonomy

All Languages

  Indo-European Group

    Italic Group

      Romance Group

        Italo-Western Group

          Italo-Dalmatian Group

            Judeo-Italian Language