The Hebrew Language
Most widely known for being a biblical language, Hebrew is spoken by 8 million people. It is the official langue of the State of Israel, where a little over half the population speaks Hebrew as a native language.
The Hebrew alphabet contains 22 letters, no vowels, and reads from right to left. The Hebrew language went nearly two millennia without being spoken and was revived at the end of the 19th century, forming what we know as Modern Hebrew.
Beyond the State of Israel, Poland recognizes Hebrew as a minority language. In the United States, 220,000 people speak Hebrew, making it the 2nd largest population outside of Israel.