Catalan ( / ˈkætələn, - æn, ˌkætəˈlæn /;   autonym: català, Eastern Catalan: [kətəˈla] ), known in the Valencian Community and Carche as Valencian ( autonym: valencià ), is a Western Romance language.
Catalonia (/ ˌ k æ t ə ˈ l oʊ n i ə /; Catalan: Catalunya...
Catalans (Catalan, French and Occitan: catalans; Spanish:...
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History of Catalan. 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.  At that time, Catalan spread quickly throughout the Iberian peninsula when the Catalan counts conquered Muslim territory. 
The Catalan Wikipedia ( Catalan: Viquipèdia en català) is the Catalan-language edition of the Wikipedia free online encyclopedia. It was created on March 16, 2001, just a few minutes after the first non- English Wikipedia, the German edition.
- March 16, 2001; 22 years ago
- 460,816 registered accounts, 9,638 contributors (July 2014)
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There are about 4 million people who speak Catalan as a first language and about 6 million people as a second language. Catalan is the sixth-most-spoken Romance language and also the most-spoken language that is not an official language in the European Union .
Catalan Countries. The Catalan Countries ( Catalan: Països Catalans, Eastern Calatan: [pəˈizus kətəˈlans]) are those territories where the Catalan language is spoken.   They include the Spanish regions of Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, Valencian Community, and parts of Aragon ( La Franja) and Murcia ( Carche ),  as well as the ...