• Language: Ladino
  • Alternate names: Judeo-Spanish, Sephardic, Hakitia, Haketia, Judeo Spanish, Sefardi, Dzhudezmo, Judezmo, Spanyol, Haquetiya
  • Language code: lad
  • Language family: Indo-European, Classical Indo-European, Italic, Latino-Faliscan, Latinic, Imperial Latin, Romance, Italo-Western Romance, Western Romance, Shifted Western Romance, Southwestern Shifted Romance, West Ibero-Romance, Castilic, South Castilic
  • Number of speakers: 400,000
  • Vulnerability: risk
  • Script: Cyrillic script, used by Sephardic speakers in the Balkans. Hebrew script. Latin script, used in Turkey.

More information:

    The name Dzhudezmo is used by Jewish linguists and Turkish Jews, Judeo-Spanish by Romance philologists, Ladino by laymen (especially in Israel), Hakitia by Moroccan Jews, Spanyol by some others. Different from Ladin in the Rhaeto-Romansch group. Jewish.

    The name Ladino refers most commonly to the written/literary form of the language. Most speakers refer to the spoken language as Judeo-Spanish.