[ lahnts-muh n-shahft ]
/ ˈlɑnts mənˌʃɑft /

noun, plural lands·man·shaf·ten [lahnts-muh n-shahf-tuh n] /ˈlɑnts mənˌʃɑf tən/. Yiddish.

a fraternal organization made up of immigrants from the same region.


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We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese? Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020