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The Hebrew-Speaking World

For centuries, Hebrew was considered a language of prayer and even of cabalistic mysticism. Today, it has grained not only millions of native speakers, but also its own homeland and modern development. Mainly spoken in Israel, here is a list of other communities where Hebrew can be found in use:


Country Languages (%)
Gaza Strip Arabic, Hebrew (spoken by many Palestinians), English (widely understood)
Israel Hebrew (official), Arabic used officially for Arab minority, English most commonly used foreign language
West Bank Arabic, Hebrew (spoken by Israeli settlers and many Palestinians), English (widely understood)

Source: CIA – The World Factbook