Ladino

Conjugate Verbs

Facts

  • Language: Ladino
  • Alternate names: Judeo Spanish, Sefardi, Dzhudezmo, Judezmo, Spanyol, Haquetiya
  • Language code: lad
  • Language family: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Ibero-Romance, West Iberian, Castilian
  • Number of speakers: 110000
  • Script:

Introduction

Ladino is a Romance language with a vocabulary derived mainly from Old Castilian, Hebrew, Turkish and some French and Greek. Speakers are currently almost exclusively Sephardic Jews, for example, in (or from) Thessaloniki, Istanbul and Izmir.