Sephardim/Sephardi Jews in the Ottoman Empire
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1.Definition

The term Sephardim refers to descendants of the Jews expelled from the Iberian Peninsula who settled in many parts of the world and maintained various characteristics of their identity as well as a sense of affinity to a greater “Sephardi Nation” worldwide. The typical characteristics of the group are the use of the Judeo-Spanish language (the vernacular called Judezmo, the written language called Ladino); adherence to …

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Minna Rozen, “Sephardim/Sephardi Jews in the Ottoman Empire”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 25 July 2017
First published online: 2010



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