Judaeo-Spanish

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Judaeo- +‎ Spanish

Proper noun[edit]

Judaeo-Spanish

  1. a Romance Language, based on Old Spanish, and spoken almost exclusively by Sephardic Jews in Greek and Turkey.
    • 1950, Agard, Frederick B., "Present-Day Judaeo-Spanish in the United States," in Hispania, Vol. 33, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, page 204:
      Although like most American-born children of immigrants they had failed to develop a fluent use of the mother tongue, both had heard Judaeo-Spanish all their lives and had entirely native habits of pronouncing it.

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