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Hebrew speaking countries

Hebrew is the official language in Israel and is spoken in 1 more countries as monther tongue by a part of the population. The Hebrew language (native name: עברית) has its roots in the Afro-Asiatic language family.

With a share of around 63%, it is most widespread in Israel. A total of about 5.8 million people worldwide speak Hebrew as their mother tongue.

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
IsraelWestern Asiayes63.1 %5,605,000
PalestineWestern Asiano4.1 %187,000