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(Judaism) another name for Ladino
[from Ladino: Jewish]
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(dʒuˈdɛz moʊ)

a language based on Old Spanish and written in Hebrew script, spoken by descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain in the 15th century.
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The Judeo-Spanish (Judezmo, Ladino) became the common language among them.
Y Berdichevsky's Miriam, 21st-century talk of Judezmo on the Laninokomunita website, and holiness and Jewish rebellion: "Questions of Accent" 20 years later.
Writing systems as a national-religious symbol--On the development of Judezmo writing.
A Lexicon of the Hebrew and Aramaic Elements in Modern Judezmo. Jerusalem: Magnes Press, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Misgav Yerushalayim, Institute for Research on the Sephardi and Oriental Jewish Heritage, 1993.
Is it Ladino, Judeo-Spanish, Judezmo, Djudio or Djidio, Spanyolit, Judeo-Ibero-Romance, or Oriental Spanish?
In 1997 she became a research assistant in the project A Lexicon of Turkish Elements in Modern Ottoman Judezmo, directed by Prof.
Other terms utilized to describe this language include Judeo-Spanish, Judezmo, and Spaniolit.