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Yiddish Tweet Definition of Yiddish Like Definition of Yiddish on Facebook
noun 
  1. A West Germanic language that developed from Middle High German dialects, with an admixture of vocabulary from multiple source languages including Hebrew-Aramaic, Romance, Slavic, English, etc., and written in Hebrew characters which is used mainly among Ashkenazic Jews from central and eastern Europe.
adjective 
  1. Of or pertaining to the Yiddish language.
  2. (colloquial) Jewish
     
Yoruba Tweet Definition of Yoruba Like Definition of Yoruba on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A sub-w:Sahara, Saharan language. It belongs to the w:Benue-Congo, Benue-Congo branch of the w:Niger-Congo languages, Niger-Congo language family, and has nearly 30 million speakers in Nigeria, Benin, Togo and Sierra Leone, as well as communities in Brazil and Cuba.
  2. A family of religions, which spread to the Americas in the 15th to 19th centuries. These include Santeria and Lukumi. The religious aspect of Yoruba culture is otherwise known as Irunmole. It is characterised by a system of divination known as Ifa.
     
Yucatec Tweet Definition of Yucatec Like Definition of Yucatec on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A member of a Mayan people inhabiting the Yucatí¡n peninsula
  2. Their language
     

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