Eliezer Ben-Yehuda

Eliezer Ben-Yehuda

Hebrew became extinct as a spoken native language around 200 A.D. It was revived in Paris on 13 October 1881, when a man named Eliezer Ben-Yehuda (Hebrew lexicographer) and his friends agreed to speak exclusively in Hebrew during their conversations.

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