Benoliel, José
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José Benoliel (1888–1937) was born in Tangier, Morocco. He traveled extensively and studied in France and Palestine. Later he moved to Portugal, where he spent most of his life as a professor of Romance philology at the National University in Lisbon. José Benoliel was, without question, one of the foremost authorities on Haketia, the Moroccan dialect of Judeo-Spanish, in the first half of the twentieth century. Under the title “Dialecto judeo-hispano-marroquí o hakitia,” he published a series of groundbreaking studies in the Boletín de la Real Academia Española (vol. 13, 1926, pp.…

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Luis Cortest, “Benoliel, José”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 25 March 2017
First published online: 2010



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