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Media: Endangered Jewish Languages Studied and Documented

Submitter: Brent Woo

Submitter Email: bwoo@linguistlist.org
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Bukharic
Yiddish, Eastern
Yiddish, Western

Media Body: The Jewish Languages Project of the Endangered Language Alliance is discussed. The Project aims to increase awareness of and support research on endangered or lesser-known Jewish languages such as Juhuri and Bukhori.

Read more: http://blogs.forward.com/the-arty-semite/177128/jewish-languages-from-bukhori-to-juhuri/
Issue Number: 24.2243
Date Posted: May 30, 2013

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