Africans in the New World were Multilingual and had Spanish or Portuguese Names

Source: African American Voices: A Documentary Reader, 1619-1877 (John Wiley & Sons) 2009 A.D.

Note: Page16 of the source.

This source provides important racial and cultural context that helps one to understand that it is plausible to have relatively large numbers of black and mixed Spanish and Portuguese Jews come into the New World.

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