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1. Spanish-speaking Indios (Native American Indians); in Mexico and Central America, “mestizos” of white and Indian parentage. 2. In Latin America, also synonymous with “devious, crafty” (ladino). 3. Jews in the Mediterranean region who speak the Judeo-Spanish language. 4. Obsolete name for Rhaetians. 5. In Guatemala today, all whites or people of mixed ancestry. There is an ethnic conflict between the Ladino minority and the indigenous Maya. Originally the Maya discriminated against the Ladinos as “bastards without …

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Zauzich, Maria-Christine, “Ladinos”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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