Languages of Spain

overview about the languages spoken in Spain

The languages of Spain are shown in the box to the right. Most of these languages are part of the Romance language family.

Languages of Spain
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  Spanish official; spoken throughout the country
  Catalan / Valencian, co-official
  Basque, co-official
  Galician, co-official
  Aranese (i.e. Gascon / Occitan), co-official
  Asturleonese language (Asturian and Leonese), recognised but not official
  Aragonese, recognised but not official
OfficialSpanish (country-wide); Catalan/Valencian, Galician, Basque and Aranese (selected territories)
RegionalAsturian/Leonese, Tarifit, Darija, Aragonese, Eonavian, Fala, Erromintxela, Extremaduran, Portuguese
MinorityCaló
ImmigrantSpanish, Portuguese, Darija, Berber, Romanian, English, German, French, Italian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Russian, Wolof, Urdu, Hindustani, Wu dialects (Qingtian & Wenzhounese)[1]
(see immigration to Spain)
SignedSpanish Sign Language
Catalan Sign Language
Valencian Sign Language
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Source[2]

The Spanish language (also known as Castilian) is the only language with official status in Spain.[3] Some other languages have co-official or recognised status in some parts of the country.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Martínez Robles, David (2007). La lengua china: historia, signo y contexto: Una aproximación sociocultural. Córdoba: Editorial UOC. p. 62. ISBN 978-84-9788-682-6.
  2. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 April 2016. Retrieved 2007-02-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. Promotora Española de Lingüística - Lengua Española o Castellana Archived 27 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine. (Spanish)
  4. M. Teresa Turell (2001). Multilingualism in Spain: sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic aspects of linguistic minority groups. Multilingual Matters. p. 121. ISBN 978-1-85359-491-5.