Pronunciation: (su-fär'dim, -fär-dēm'), [key]
—sing. -diPronunciation: (-dē, -dē'). [key]
Jews of Spain and Portugal or their descendants, distinguished from the Ashkenazim and other Jewish communities chiefly by their liturgy, religious customs, and pronunciation of Hebrew: after expulsion from Spain and Portugal in 1492, established communities in North Africa, the Balkans, Western Europe, and elsewhere.
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