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n. pl. La·di·nos
1. A nearly extinct Romance language, descended from medieval Spanish, spoken by Sephardic Jews especially in the Balkans, Turkey, and the Near East. Also called Judeo-Spanish.
2. also ladino In Central America, a Spanish-speaking or acculturated Indian; a mestizo.

[Spanish ladino, from Latin Latīnus, Latin; see Latin.]


n, pl -nos
(Plants) an Italian variety of white clover grown as a forage crop in North America
[C20: perhaps from Italian ladino (see Ladin), referring to a person or thing from the Italian-speaking area of Switzerland, where the clover is grown]


(Languages) a language of Sephardic Jews, based on Spanish with some Hebrew elements and usually written in Hebrew characters. Also called: Judaeo-Spanish or Judezmo
[from Spanish: Latin]


(ləˈdi noʊ)

n., pl. -nos for 2,3.
2. (in Spanish America) a mestizo.
[1885–90; < Sp < Latin Latīnus Latin. compare Ladin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ladino - a person of mixed racial ancestry (especially mixed European and Native American ancestry)ladino - a person of mixed racial ancestry (especially mixed European and Native American ancestry)
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
2.Ladino - the Spanish dialect spoken by Sephardic Jews but written in the Hebrew script
Spanish - the Romance language spoken in most of Spain and the countries colonized by Spain
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MagnaPass has brought in The Ladino Agency to assist with creating advertising packages for the website and vendor/promoter Premium Member opportunities.
They kept their Spanish language in the form of Ladino -- Castilian written in the Hebrew script -- and became known as Sephardic (i.
The rest of the population consists mainly ladino (mixed race of migrants from other parts of the country who speak Spanish), Tawakha indigenous peoples predominantly live along the riverbanks, Afro-Caribbean and Garifuna peoples living mainly Along the coast in the northwestern part of the region.
The Ladino word for freedom is not the Spanish "liberdad," but "alforria," derived from the Arabic "al hurriya.
Los Desterrados's unconventional arrangements are heavily influenced by the modern music they've all grown up with, yet feature traditional instruments including cajon and oud with vocals sung in Ladino (judeo-Spanish) and Hebrew.
One of the major factors in the loss of Ladino is the "Citizen, speak Turkish" campaign from the 1930s sponsored by the government, where citizens of the newly formed Republic of Turkey were told slogans such as "Speak Turkish or leave the country
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Most people interviewed (sociologists, historians, writers) agree that in spite of the many and complex social problems that exist, Guatemala is slowly narrowing the distance between ladino and indigenous communities as processes of democracy deepens.
Mayas are actually more likely to support their local government than are Ladino Guatemalans.
The season continues on February 10 with Israeli Yasmin Levy, who combines Ladino, the Judeo-Spanish music of Spain, with Flamenco.
Bruce was a dedicated scholar in the world of gay literature, as well as a talented linguist of Ladino (a Romance language spoken by Sephardic Jews).
Yasmin Levy, born in Jerusalem, extends the romantic theme by weaving strands of flamenco and Moorish music into the 15th Century Sephardic tradition of Spanish Jews, known as Ladino.