Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Ladino

1. archaic term for the inhabitants of the Americas whose ancestry is from both the Iberian Peninsula and the indigenous peoples of the Americas. Ladinos were considered a sub-race or a full race, depending on the author.

2. living Central American who is urban-born, speaks Spanish, and is non-American-Indian.

3. semi-sacred language of the Sephardic Jews.

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