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Yiddish or Jiddish (ייִדיש Yiddish or אידיש idish or יודיש Jüdisch, "Jewish-German") is a Germanic language, which is spoken by about three million Jews worldwide. Yiddish is usually written from right to left with the Hebrew alphabet, but is not linguistically related to Hebrew. The name is derived from Middle High German Jud, Yiddish (German Jews) jid (Jew). There are different dialects of Yiddish. Compare it with opposite Ladino Spanish. The different variants of the language mainly spoken by charedische Jews, especially in the United States, Britain and Israel. Also in Antwerp Jewish Yiddish as a living language can still be heard on the street.

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This stub is a translated version from the same lemma in Dutch