Spain honours Ladino language of Jewish exiles
Royal academy sets up Judeo-Spanish branch dedicated to preserving language spoken by people expelled 500 years ago
Buen habér para la komunita!
Agóra kon esfuerso i tiempo la muestra lingua volverá a renaser. I’m crying.
Isaac Querub, the president of Spain’s Federation of Jewish Communities, welcomed the move to recognise what he called the rich and profound cultural legacy of Ladino.
“It’s the language that mothers have used to rock their babies to sleep with for more than five centuries” he said. “It’s the language that’s been used to pass down recipes and the one that is spoken in the intimacy of home. Even after all these hundreds of years, it’s still being used”.