Published February 6, 2016
Hebrew is spoken by as many as 9 million people, primarily in the levantine nation of Israel, where it is co-official with Arabic, as well in parts of Palestine, and by diaspora communities worldwide. A semitic language of the Afro-Asiatic family, Hebrew is related to Arabic, Amharic, Assyrian, and more distantly so to Tuareg, among others. Though it went extinct in the 5th century CE, Hebrew continued to be used liturgically until its revival as a spoken language in the 19th century. It is one of the only languages to ever to be successfully revived as a mother tongue. Read more on Wikipedia: http://bit.ly/1TOtyNH.