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Bukhori ( - boxārī, Tajik: - buxorī; native: בוכארי - buxori; also known as Bukhari, Bukharic, Bukharan, or Bukharian) is a unique dialect of the Persian language spoken in Central Asia by the Bukharian Jews. Hence, a more descriptive name for the language might be Judæo-Persian or Judæo-Tajik.

Bukhori is based on a substrate of classical Persian, with a large number of Hebrew loanwords, as well as smaller numbers of loanwords from other surrounding languages, including Uzbek and Russian. Despite its long history, it still has a great deal of mutual intelligibility with Tajik Persian, and shares many similar features with Dzhidi. The vocabulary consists of a mixture of Persian (Tajik), Hebrew, Arabic and Uzbek words.

Today, the language is spoken by approximately 10,000 Jews remaining in Uzbekistanmarker and surrounding areas, although most of its speakers reside elsewhere, predominantly in Israelmarker (approx. 50,000 speakers), and the United Statesmarker.

Like most Jewish languages, Bukhori uses the Hebrew alphabet.

Kol Israel (קול ישראל) broadcasts in Bukhori from 12:45 to 13:00 GMT.

See also


  1. Michael Shterenshis, Tamerlane and the Jews p. 85
  2. Kol Israel website

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