Arabic and Syrian Jewish identities in Mexico City, a century after migration

Evelyn Dean-Olmsted

Abstract


The two Syrian Jewish communities in Mexico City, one Aleppan and one Damascene, date to the early twentieth century.  While none but the original immigrants speaks Judeo-Arabic fluently, loan words and phrases continue to play an important role in the construction and maintenance of Syrian Jewish identities among third and fourth generation individuals.

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