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Karaites, Hebrew, And Other Semitic Languages

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This chapter presents a brief summary of the circumstances of the use of languages: (i) Karaite Language, (ii) Hebrew Language, and (iii) other semitic languages. The languages of the Karaites include Babylonian Aramaic (used by Anan), Hebrew (Benjamin al-Nahawandi and Daniel al-Qumisi and others), Judaeo-Arabic (Golden Age of Karaim in Erets Israel), Greek-infused Hebrew (11th-12th cent. Byzantium), Rabbinic Hebrew (late Middle Ages, Byzantium and Eastern Europe), and Karaim, a Turkic language (Eastern Europe, Lithuania, Poland).

Keywords:Greek-infused Hebrew; Hebrew; Judaeo-Arabic; Karaites; Rabbinic Hebrew; Turkic language



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