Hebrew

How many people are native Hebrew speakers?

About 5 million people speak Modern Hebrew natively, chiefly in Israel, where it is the official language.

How many people speak Hebrew in the world?

Around 9 million people speak Modern Hebrew worldwide, with 220,000 fluent speakers in the United States.

Origins of Hebrew

Hebrew is a Northwest Semitic language that became extinct as an everyday language, but survived through Jewish scriptures, written in Biblical Hebrew. Modern Hebrew derives from Biblical Hebrew, which is the language of the first five books of the Torah.

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