Sephardic Jew

  1. a Jew who is of Spanish or Portuguese or North African descent
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  • In 1884, the first newspaper in Ladino - the language of Sephardic Jews - was founded, although in time all Jewish newspapers in the country published in Bulgarian.
  • The Sephardic Jews of Spain and Portugal developed Ladino, a mixture of Spanish and Hebrew, while Ashkenazic Jews in central and eastern Europe spoke Yiddish, a combination of medieval German and Hebrew.
  • There is a Spanish language paper published every day in Ladino, the medieval Spanish spoken by Sephardic Jews kicked out of Andalucia by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492.
  • There he saw people ‘who looked more Spanish than Turkish’ and who ‘were praying and speaking in Ladino, the language of the Sephardic Jews’.
  • The three populations I most resemble from a genetic perspective (besides other Ashkenazic Jews, and, I assume, likely Sephardic Jews as well) are Druze, Bedouin, and Palestinian. The Volokh Conspiracy » 2010 » May
  • A NOTE ABOUT LADINO Judeo-Spanish, sometimes called Judezmo (or Djudezmo), is the spoken language of the Sephardic Jews who lived in Spain since the tenth century and were expelled by official decree in 1492. Hayden's Ferry Review Issue 45
  • Here Nitin Sawhney goes flamenco, Israel's Yasmin Levy sings in Ladino, the nearly-extinct language of the Sephardic Jews - and Salif Keita goes back to Mali and his Mandinka roots.
  • In this version, Professor Henry Higgins teaches Eliza Doolittle how to pronounce /r/ ‘properly', i.e. as the Hebrew alveolar trill [r] (characteristic of Sephardic Jews, who happen to have been socially disadvantaged) rather than as the Israeli unique lax uvular approximant [®′] (characteristic of Ashkenazic Jews, who have usually controlled key positions in society). HEBREW OR ISRAELI?
  • In addition, the Ashkenazic Jews speak Yiddish, which is a peculiarly Eastern European mixture of German and Hebrew, while the Sephardic Jews speak Ladino.
  • Sephardic Jews spoke Arabic, too, but inside the community, their language was Judezmo, a Jewish language based on Spanish, with a written form called Ladino.
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