Ladino (djudeo-espanyol / ג'ודיאו-איספאנייול)

Ladino, Judezmo or Judeo-Spanish is a language derived from medieval Castilian Spanish. It is spoken by the descendants of the Sefardim or Sephardim, Jews who were expelled from Spain in 1492. There are currently about 100,000 speakers of Ladino in Israel, 8,000 in Turkey, 1,000 in Greece, and several hundred in the USA.

Ladino is also written with the Latin alphabet.

Notable features

Hebrew script for Ladino

Hebrew script for Ladino

Sample text in Ladino

Kada benadam i benadam nase forro i igual en dinyidad i en derechos. Todos son baale razon i konsiensia i deven komportarsen los unos verso los otros kon fraternidad.

Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Longer sample text (Tower of Babel)

Links

Information about Ladino / Judaeo-Spanish
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judaeo-Spanish
http://www.sephardicstudies.org/quickladino.html
http://spanish.about.com/cs/historyofspanish/f/ladino.htm
http://inicia.es/de/ladino/

Ladinokomunita - Ladino Preservation Council
http://www.sephardicstudies.org/komunita.html

Jewish Language Research Website
http://www.jewish-languages.org

Free Hebrew fonts
http://www.student.northpark.edu/pemente/hebfonts.htm
http://babel.uoregon.edu/yamada/fonts/hebrew.html
http://www.breslov.com/hebrew
http://oketz.com/fonts/

Romance languages

Aragonese, Aranese, Aromanian, Asturian, Catalan, Corsican, French, Friulian, Galician, Gallo, Genoese, Guernésiais, Italian, Jèrriais, Ladino, Ladin, Latin, Lombard, Mirandese, Moldovan, Occitan, Piedmontese, Portuguese, Romanian, Romansh, Sardinian, Sicilian, Spanish, Venetian, Walloon

Languages written with the Hebrew script

Aramaic, Bukhori, Hebrew, Jewish Neo-Aramaic, Judeo-Arabic, Juhuri, Karaim, Ladino, Yiddish


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