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Asturian language

Romance language of the West Iberian group

The Asturian language is the native language of Asturias. About 150,000 people speak it in Asturias. This language is very similar to Leonese Language, spoken in other territories that once made up the Kingdom of León (León, Western Zamora, Salamanca and Northwestern Cáceres where is called extremaduran), and to Mirandes Language, spoken in Miranda do Douro in Portugal. In Asturias, primary and secondary students can choose to study it.

Asturian
Astur-Leonese
asturianu
Native toSpain
RegionAutonomous Community of Asturias
Native speakers
110,000 (2007)[1]
450,000 L2 speakers (1994)
Dialects
Latin
Official status
Regulated byAcademy of the Asturian Language (Asturian)
Language codes
ISO 639-2ast
ISO 639-3ast
Linguasphere51-AAA-ca
Mapa de la estensión de la llingua asturiana-lleonesa.png
Linguistic area of asturian language


  1. Asturian at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)