Yiddish is a language spoken by Eastern and Central European Jews since about 1000 AD.
Yiddish is a Germanic language with elements of Hebrew-Aramaic, Slavic, Old French and Old Italian.
Before the Second World War, Yiddish was the most widely spoken Jewish language with over 11 million speakers.
In the 1990s there were about 4 million speakers mainly in North America, South America, Israel and Russia.
The language is: Yiddish
Western Yiddish is a Germanic language spoken by Jews in Germany.
The language is: Western Yiddish