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Juhūrī (Judeo-Tat or Judeo-Tātī)
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Juhūrī, also known as Judeo-Tat or Judeo-Tātī (called zuhūn tātī, zuhūn juhūrī by native speakers), is a Southwest Iranian literary language derived from a spoken form of New Persian and heavily influenced by Āzerī Turkic, then by Russian, and now also by Israeli Hebrew. It was traditionally spoken by the Mountain Jews (Turk. dağ-çufut; Russ. gorskie yevrei; Heb. yehudim harariyim / qavqaziyim) of the eastern and northern Caucasus. Juhūrī does not form a dialectal unity with neighboring Tātī dialects spoken in the past by the Muslim population. The Tātī Muslim …

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Dan D.Y. Shapira, “Juhūrī (Judeo-Tat or Judeo-Tātī)”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 21 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0012430>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: ISBN: 978900417678, 3156

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