Ashkenazi Jews

(ASH-keh-NAH-zee jooz)

One of two major ancestral groups of Jewish individuals, comprised of those whose ancestors lived in Central and Eastern Europe (e.g., Germany, Poland, Russia). The other group is designated Sephardic Jews and includes those whose ancestors lived in North Africa, the Middle East, and Spain. Most Jews living in the United States are of Ashkenazi descent.

One of two major ancestral groups of Jewish individuals. The ancestors of Ashkenazi Jews lived in Central and Eastern Europe (e.g., Germany, Poland, Russia). The other group is called Sephardic Jews and includes those whose ancestors lived in North Africa, the Middle East, and Spain. Most Jews living in the United States are of Ashkenazi descent.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "Ashkenazi Jews"

Uno de los dos principales grupos ancestrales de personas judías. Los antepasados de los judíos asquenazíes vivieron en Europa Central y Oriental (por ejemplo, en Alemania, Polonia y Rusia). El otro grupo es el de los judíos sefardíes e incluye a aquellos cuyos antepasados ​​vivieron en el norte de África, Oriente Medio y España. La mayoría de los judíos que viven en los Estados Unidos son de ascendencia asquenazí.