Language Info

Yiddish written in Hebrew script

Below you'll find all the characters used to write this language and all the countries where this language is used.

Standard Characters

The minimal characters required for this language

Auxiliary Characters

Additional letters (beyond the minimal set) used in foreign or technical words found in typical magazines, newspapers, etc..

Punctuation Characters

The marks used to separate sentences and to clarify meaning

Unicode Blocks

Yiddish uses characters from the following Unicode blocks


The worldwide literate language population for Yiddish is 1,032,232 people across 6 countries.


572,440 people
1.30% literate in Yiddish


248,991 people
3.00% literate in Yiddish

United States

160,046 people
0.05% literate in Yiddish

United Kingdom

31,737 people
0.05% literate in Yiddish


16,030 people
0.05% literate in Yiddish


2,988 people


Our data is sourced from a number of places, and we want to give them credit here. We use ISO639 codes for the country codes that support the language.

  1. Unicode CLDR
  2. CLDR Exemplar Characters