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  • proper n. the Judaeo-Spanish language


From the Judaeo-Spanish ǰudezmo "Jewishness" (related to Spanish judaísmo and English Judaism), from Hebrew יְהוּדָה (Yehuda, "Judah") + -ism (Wiktionary)


  • 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

  • However, similar expressions in French, Spanish, and Judezmo, all mentioning numbers, give pause (they are listed in Jewish Language Review 7, 1987, p. 205).

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XV No 2


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