Judeo-Latin (also Judæo-Latin), La‘az, or Ebraico-Latino is a presumed Jewish language used by Roman Jews, scattered across the Roman Empire, especially those on the Italian Peninsula and in Transalpine Gaul.
It is believed that Judeo-Latin is the predecessor of all the Judeo-Romance languages.
The historical relationships of the various Judeo-Romance languages are subject to debate and are only tenuously demonstrable at best:
- Blondheim, D. S. 1927. Poèmes judéo-français du Moyen Age. Paris: Champion
- WEINREICH, Max (1956). The Jewish languages of Romance stock and their relation to earliest Yiddish. RPh 9: 403-428.
- Leo Levi, "Ricerca di epigrafia ebraica nell'Italia meridionale," La Rassegna mensile di Israel, vol. 28 (1962), pp. 152-153