List of Asian Jews

Since antiquity, a number of Mountain Jews of the Caucasus; the Bene Israel, the Baghdadi Jews and the Cochin Jews of India (Jews in India); and the Bukharan Jews of Central Asia. China once had an established Jewish community in Kaifeng.

Here is a partial list of some prominent Asian Jews, arranged by country of origin. Note that those regions of Asia where Arabic or Russian or Turkish predominate are excluded from this list (except for the Baghdadi Jews from India and Southeast Asia); see Arab Jews, Ashkenazi Jews and Sephardi Jews for information on these populations.


  • Azerbaijan 1
  • China 2
  • Hong Kong 3
  • India 4
  • Iran/Persia 5
  • Japan 6
  • Kyrgyzstan 7
  • Singapore 8
  • Sri Lanka 9
  • Tajikistan 10
  • Uzbekistan 11
  • See also 12
  • Footnotes 13



Hong Kong






Sri Lanka



See also


  1. ^ Richard Gottheil, Max Schloessinger. Masarjawaih. Jewish Encyclopedia
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