What is a Ladino and What does the word Ladino mean in Spanish?

In Central America, the term Ladino means a mestizo, or person of mixed European and Native American origin.

It can also mean a Native American who has chosen to adopt Spanish language and culture. The word Ladino also means something completely different: the language spoken by Sephardic Jews, the Jews who originated in Spain and Portugal.

It includes elements of Hebrew and is sometimes called Judeo-Spanish.