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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 6.0 m people worldwide speak Hebrew as their mother tongue.

Distribution Hebrew

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
IsraelWestern Asiayes63.1 %5,816,000
PalestineWestern Asiano4.1 %197,000



Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers - not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Hebrew as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1%, are maybe not listed here.