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Rusito

Fishburn and Hughes: Slang term for Ashkenazi Jews, from ruso, 'Russian' (as opposed to immigrants from the Middle East, who were known as turcos, 'Turks'). Most early Jewish immigration to Argentina was from Russia. According to the historian R.B. Scobie (Buenos Aires: From Plaza to Suburb, 1974, 230), most Russian Jewish immigrants were victims of anti-Semitism. Children thereupon tended to adopt criollo speech and customs, and reject the language and ways of their parents. The English version uses 'Sheeny', a slang word for 'Jews', which does not specifiy their origin. Unworthy