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Hebrew is notable as a language that was all but dead as a regularly spoken language, but was revived in the 19th and 20th centuries, and Modern Hebrew is now spoken by roughly 5 million people in at least 7 territories. Hebrew is the language of Judaism, and Classical Hebrew is still used for prayer or study in Jewish communities.

The vast majority of speakers are in Israel, where it is an official language. Large numbers are also found in the Palestinian territories of the Gaza Strip and West Bank, and the United States. Smaller numbers of speakers live in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.

Territory size shows the proportion of all people who speak Hebrew as a first language that live in that territory.


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