Course Detail

195:170: Introduction to Ladino Language and Culture:

Ladino is the language of the Sephardic Jews. Sepharad is the Hebrew name for the Iberian Peninsula, which is why Ladino is also known as JudeoSpanish, Spanyolit, Judezmo, and Haketia. Sephardic Jews who spoke this variation of Spanish were dispersed across the Mediterranean after their expulsion from Spain in 1492. They preserved their “Spanish" as part of their Iberian heritage. Ladino reflects their centuries long journey, from Spain to North Africa and the Ottoman Empire, the Balkans and the Levant. This course is an introduction to the language and the literary culture produced in Ladino. Cross-listing 01:568:381; 01:940:160