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Native to Israel, Iran
Native speakers
(this article does not contain any information regarding the number of speakers)
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog None

Judeo-Shirazi is a dialect of the Larestani language. It is spoken mostly by Persian Jews living in Shiraz and surrounding areas of the Fars Province in Iran.


  • Vocabulary 1
  • References 2
  • Further readings 3
  • External links 4


The following list of words indicates a few isoglosses distinguishing Judeo-Shirazi from the dialect of Isfahan.[1]

English Isfahan Judeo-Shirazi
Big bele gonde
Dog kuδe keleb
Cat meli gorbe
Shirt perhan piran
Throw xuϑ ba-


  1. ^ Borjian, H. (2014). What Is Judeo-Median—and How Does it Differ from Judeo-Persian? Journal of Jewish Languages, 2(2), 117 – 142-117 – 142. doi:10.1163/22134638-12340026

Further readings

  1. Lazard, Gilbert. 1968. La Dialectologie du Judeo-Persan. Studies in Bibliography and Booklore 8. 77-98.

External links

  • Ancient Judeo-Persian Language Kept Alive
  • Judeo-Shirazi at the Endangered Languages Project
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