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Spain Language

Spain languages vary from one part of the country to another. The geographic divisions of the country make the languages spoken even more diverse. The languages spoken by natives are Spanish. People in the islands of Spain though speak different dialects based on their community culture. The increasing number of immigrants in the country has let to several other languages part of Spain. These languages are spoken by the minorities in the country like Chinese, Japanese, and Latin American language.

 

About Spain language

 

Spain language is widely regionalized in the world. Spanish is the native Spain language spoken by a least 80 per cent of the residents. Spanish also have different dialects and accent that differs from one region to another. Modern day Spanish language is much different than that of the early centuries. Spanish language is holds the official status in regard to constitution and administrative purposes. Chinese is the second most popular language in the country. Places having a majority of Chinese people living and working have Chinese as the primary language of the area.

 

Among the two other prominent languages in Spain are Asturian and Leonese. The Astur-Leonese group in Spain speaks this language. The Asturian language is officially called the Bable. Basque, Catalan, and Galician are three other languages are spoken by less number of people in the country and have not gained any official status.

 

In other countries such as Africa, in the Spanish city called Melilla the dialect of Riff Berber is spoken by a significant number of people. This is the most popular form of Spanish spoken in African continent as well.

 

For the convenience of the tourists, German and English are spoken around the regions close to the Mediterranean coast.

 

  • Spanish Language


    The Spanish Language also called the Castilian evolved from many dialects and languages of Europe. The history of its origination dates back to the areas around the northern end of Iberian Peninsula of 10th century. It became the main administrative language of the government.

 

    In modern times, Spanish is widely spoken even outside Spain. Other European countries have a significant number of Spanish populations. The dialect that is spoken by Spanish people in modern times became prevalent since the 15th century. Spanish language in its modern form continues to adopt new words and dialects. Many Spanish people especially tradesmen who relocated to United States and Africa, and Asia extended the reach of Spanish language outside Spain. This notably took place between 15th and the 19th century.


    Present estimations reveal that there are around 400 million Spanish speaking natives in the country and around 418 in the world. This count makes Spanish the second most language in the world spoken natively, the first is Mandarin. Other than Spain, the highest concentration of Spanish speaking people is in Mexico, United States. Spanish also counts within the six official languages declared by the United Nations.


    Languages spoken in Spain


    There are few other prominent languages other than Spanish that is spoken by various minority communities. These languages have gained prominence over time with the increase in number of immigrants in Spain.


    • Basque is one of the languages spoken in mainland Spain especially in the areas of Basque Country and Navarre. ?
    • Catalan is the language spoken in the Catalonia province of Spain.
    • The Valencian language is popular within the Valencian community.
    • Aranese is the language of the Aran Valley located in the northwestern part of Catalonia.

    Languages of Spain islands


    A significant population lives in the about 42 islands of Spain. These islands are great tourist destinations. The people living on these islands mostly thrive on tourism, fishery, and agriculture. They speak many different languages within their communities. Some of the below listed languages and dialects are popular in the Spanish islands. Few of the dialects are even spoken by less than 30 people.


    • Tartessian language
    • Iberian language
    • Celtic languages
    • Celtiberian language
    • Lusitanian language
    • Punic language
    • Latin language
    • Guanche
    • Galician-Portuguese
    • Gothic language
    • Andalusi Arabic
    • Classical Arabic
    • Judeo-Catalan
    • Ladino (Judaeo-Spanish)
    • Mozarabic languages
    • Romany language
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