Dr. Elli Kohen This unique book is the first Ladino dictionary for English speakers! Ladino, also known as Judeo-Spanish or Judezmo, was the language spoken by the Sephardic Jews who settled in the Ottoman Empire after their expulsion from Spain in the 15th century. Definitions include word origins, the cultural context of expressions, and usage, making the book an invaluable reference tool for anyone interested in Romance and Oriental languages and/or Jewish culture. Beginning with an introduction to the history and background of the Ladino language, this dictionary includes an appendix of idiomatic expressions in common use among the Sephardic Jewish population of Istanbul. Paperback, 4000 entries, 602 pages.