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There is a concept that there are seventy nations (other than Israel). see for example the 70 bakar on Sukkot - one for every nation - or the reading - tovim dodeikha miYaYiN (YYN = 70, from shir ha shirim, see Targum). So the idea 70 nations, 70 languages, that the speech was made to be understood and intended to be understood by all the peoples of the ...
Perhaps this is not to be taken literally, even though there is a tradition of 70 nations and 70 languages. These seventy languages refers to '70 intentions' of torah as the Ateres Hamikra quoting Ha'kethav Ve'hakabbalah explain (see Midrash Bamidbar Rabbah 13:15). Or even secrets of torah since the expression סוד ה׳ ליראיו the word Sod equates to 70 (see ...
From this page: The adjective "Ashkenazic" and corresponding nouns, Ashkenazi (singular) and Ashkenazim (plural) are derived from the Hebrew word "Ashkenaz," which is used to refer to Germany. ...I searched the literature for confirmation and found there were two camps: (1) (Opinions which agree with the above): Dovid Katz, Yiddish and Power ...
Here are just a few possibilities in Hebrew (I don't speak Hebrew, so please forgive me--and let me know--if some are way off): אגודת - Indeed used with this meaning ציבור -? עם (Not the best) יהדות--Roughly "Jewry" (countable)--In frequent use with this meaning--see here קהילה ממוצא -- In frequent use, but lacks the sought degree of precision בית, ...
The Comprehensive English-Yiddish Dictionary has Hasid, f. --- די חסידה, ־ות; די חסידתטע, ־ס with pronunciations [KhSÍDE, -S] and [KhSÍDESTE, -S], respectively.
Chossidit is an adjective, not a name. But Chassidist is a name. In Hebrew this name is Chassida. In Erets Israel we say Chassida. But Litayt, not Litaa. (mnemonic: Storks eat lizards, so we say litait because of the Chassida).
I don't think there is one right answer, here are a few possibilities you could pick from ethnicities ethnic groups (e.g., here) ethnic divisions (e.g., Wikipedia uses it here and here) communities (also here and here) origins subcultures (e.g., here) traditions
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