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Avelar is a civil parish of the municipality of Ansião, Portugal. It is also a Sephardic Jewish name deriving from an old form of Arabic for "running". The name was later appended to the town as a result of the Jewish expulsions from Spain (1391, 1492) and the subsequent resettlement of Jews in Portugal. Coordinates: 
- Gitlitz, David. Secrecy and Deceit: The Religion of the Crypto-Jews.
- Bonnin, Pere. Sangre Judia (Jewish Blood).
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