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  • Mar 01, 2012
  • 03:08 PM

Something to kvetch about: Fewer speak Yiddish in South Florida

Georgia East / Sun Sentinel
In multicultural South Florida, where the number of foreign language speakers is rising, those speaking Yiddish is down dramatically in the last decade, according to the most recent census surveys. Also spoken less often at home is Italian, Hungarian, Polish, Thai and Greek. But their losses are dwarfed by Yiddish, which went from about 16,390 speakers in South Florida in 2000 to about 5,880 in 2010.

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