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Visiting Bulgaria's Ladino Jews

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Visiting Bulgaria's Ladino Jews

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Visiting Bulgaria's Ladino Jews

Visiting Bulgaria's Ladino Jews

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After Spain's Jews were expelled in the 15th century, many of them settled in Bulgaria. Over the centuries they developed a new language: Ladino, a mixture of Spanish, Hebrew and Bulgarian. As part of our "Worlds of Difference" series, Sandy Tolan reports on the culture of Ladino and the people who still speak it