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Yiddish Ceases to Be an Official Language in Ukraine

December 26, 1923
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The language question in the Ukraine which on account of its complicated nature has been causing constant difficulty, has now been finally regulate by the recognition of Russian and Ukrainian as the two official languages of the country. Formerly Yiddish, too, was one of the official languages.

Correspondence between the All-Ukrainian Executive Committee and the central and local institutions will be carried on exclusively in Ukrainian. In the law courts, however, both offical languages will be employed. In the elementary school the general language of instruction will be Ukrainian, but in those districts where the majority of the population is non-Ukrainian, the language of instruction will be Russian, Yiddish, Polish or German according to the circumstances.

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