Juhuri (çuhuri / жугьури / ז'אוּהאוּראִ)
Juhuri is a Southwest Iranian language originally spoken by
Jews in the eastern Caucasus Mountains. It now mainly spoken in
Israel, and also in Azerbaijan, Dagestan, and the USA. It is also
known as Juwuri or Judeo-Tat, and has about 100,000 speakers.
Juhuri is closely related to Tat, a language spoken by
the Muslim Tats of Azerbaijan, and quite closely related
to Persian. Juhuri contains numerous loanwords from Hebrew,
Aramaic and Arabic.
The first books in Juhuri were printed in a
version of the Hebrew script similar to Rashi and
were published in 1908 and 1909. From 1929 to 1939
a version of the Latin alphabet was used to write
Juhuri, and since then the Cyrillic alphabet has been
used. In recent years the Hebrew script was started to
become popular once again for writing Juhuri.
Juhuri alphabets and pronunciation
Information about Juhuri
Languages written with the Hebrew script
Other languages written with the: Cyrillic and