JANINA or YANYA:
City in Albania, European Turkey, on the lake of Janina.
The community, which was flourishing in the middle of the nineteenth century, is now dwindling. It includes about 1,000 families in an entire population of 30,000 inhabitants. It has two synagogues and two private meeting-rooms for prayer, a Talmud Torah, a school (400 boys and 150 girls) where Turkish and Greek are taught in addition to Hebrew, and about ten benevolent societies.
- Univ. Isr. (Paris, April 25, 1902).