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      • The Catalan language is a Romance language spoken in Catalonia, Valencian Community, the eastern part of Aragon, the Balearic Islands, a small zone of Murcia (all of them in Spain ), Andorra, North Catalonia (in France) and the Italian city of L'Alguer. Together, those places are often called the Catalan Countries.
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  2. Catalan ( / ˈkætələn, - æn, ˌkætəˈlæn /; [3] [4] autonym: català, Eastern Catalan: [kətəˈla] ), known in the Valencian Community and Carche as Valencian ( autonym: valencià ), is a Western Romance language.

  3. The Catalan language is a Romance language spoken in Catalonia, Valencian Community, the eastern part of Aragon, the Balearic Islands, a small zone of Murcia (all of them in Spain ), Andorra, North Catalonia (in France) and the Italian city of L'Alguer. Together, those places are often called the Catalan Countries.

    • 4.1 million (2012), Total number of speakers: More than 10 million (L1 plus L2; 2018)
    • [kətəˈla]/[valensiˈa]
  4. The Catalan language originated from Vulgar Latin in the Pyrenees Mountains between France and Spain. It diverged from the other Romance languages in the 9th century. [1] At that time, Catalan spread quickly throughout the Iberian peninsula when the Catalan counts conquered Muslim territory. [1]

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    On March 16, 2001, Jimmy Wales announced that he wanted to create Wikipedias in other languages and mentioned that there was interest in creating a Catalan version. The first tests were made on the deutsche.wikipedia.com,and a few minutes later, the Catalan Wikipedia was created in the catalan.wikipedia.com domain. The first edit on a non-English W...

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    • March 16, 2001; 21 years ago
    • 432,386 registered accounts, 9,638 contributors (July 2014)
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    • Aranese

    There are four languages with official status in Catalonia: Catalan; Spanish- which is official throughout Spain; Aranese, a dialect of Occitan spoken in the Aran Valley; and Catalan Sign Language. Many other languages are spoken in Catalonia as a result of recent immigration from all over the world. Catalan has enjoyed special status since the app...

    According to a 2008 survey, in everyday use, 45.9% of the population usually spoke Spanish, while 35.6% usually employed Catalan, and 12% of the population used either language habitually. Over 45% of respondents used Spanish to address their parents. This is attributed to extensive migration from other areas in Spain during the second half of the ...

    According to the linguistic census elaborated by the Government of Catalonia corresponding to 2008, 45.92% of citizens over 15 years old declared Spanish as their habitual language of use, versus 35.64% for Catalan, with 11.95% of complete bilinguals; a larger number claims Catalan as "their own language". Lastly, since the Statute of Autonomy of 1...

    According to the government of Catalonia, Spanish, locally known as Castilian, is currently the most spoken language in Catalonia and especially in the Barcelona metropolitan area, as well as native language and usual language of many Catalan citizens. This language is widely prevalent in the press, cinema and in daily life. Spanish is the language...

    According to the official government of Catalonia, Catalan is the second most spoken language of the region, after Spanish. It is the most spoken language in many comarques of Catalonia, with the exception of the Barcelona metropolitan area and Camp de Tarragona. Catalan is a compulsory subject in schools and enjoys equals rights with Spanish throu...

    According to the 2001 Aranese Linguistic Census, knowledge of Aranese in the Occitan-speaking territory of Aran is as follows: Knowledge of Aranese Ability Individuals Percentage Understand 6,712 88.88% Speak 4,700 62.24% Read 4,413 58.44% Write 2,016 26.69% Compared to previous data from 1996, the number of those able to understand Aranese has dec...

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