100,000 in Israel (1985). Population total all countries: 112,130.
Jerusalem District; other scattered areas; used in literary and music contexts.
Not the dominant language for most. Formerly the main language of Sephardic Jewry. Also use Hebrew [heb].
The name Dzhudezmo is used by Jewish linguists and Turkish Jews, Judeo-Spanish by Romance philologists, Ladino by laymen (especially in Israel), Hakitia by Moroccan Jews, Spanyol by some others. Different from Ladin [lld] in the Rhaeto-Romansch group. Jewish.