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  1. Spanish is the official, or national language in 18 countries and one territory in the Americas, Spain, and Equatorial Guinea. With a population of over 410 million, Hispanophone America accounts for the vast majority of Spanish speakers, of which Mexico is the most populous Spanish-speaking country.

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    The language Spanish or previously known as Castilian is originally adopted from a dialect of spoken Latin. At the beginning of 218 BC, it was brought to the Iberian Peninsula by the Romans, and after evolving and improving for centuries, today with over 489 million native speakers, it is the world’s 4th most spoken language, after English, Mandarin Chinese, and Hindi.

    Spanish is used by many people in the world today, partly because Spain traveled and colonized many different parts of the world and created many new countries and governments. The countries with Spanish as an official language are called the Hispanic countries. Most of them are in the Americas, which make up Latin America. They include the following: In North America, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands: 1. Costa Rica 2. Cuba 3. The Dominican Republic 4. Guatemala 5. Honduras 6. Mexico 7. Nicaragua 8. Panama 9. Puerto Rico 10. El Salvador In the United States and Belize, most people use English, but Spanish is the second-most common language. In South America: 1. Argentina 2. Bolivia 3. Chile 4. Colombia 5. Ecuador 6. Guyana 7. Paraguay 8. Peru 9. Uruguay 10. Venezuela Many Brazilians learn Spanish as a second language even though Brazil's official language is Portuguese. In other parts of the world: 1. Philippines 2. Equatorial Guinea

    The Spanish language was originally the language of Castile. When the Western Roman Empire collapsed, Latin changed in different ways in different provinces. The Latin spoken in the Iberian Peninsula developed into the Ibero-Romance language in the 6th century. Castilian and Portuguese became separate languages around the 12th century. In Spain, there are other languages that also came from Latin that are connected to Spanish, like Catalan, and Galician. Basque, also called Euskera or Euskara, is spoken in the Basque region of northern Spain and the southern region of France. Very different from Spanish, Basque is a language isolatesince it is not known to have descended from any language family. Catalan is not a dialect of Spanish and is actually more closely related to French.

    Spanish is sometimes called Castilian because Castile is the region in Spain that is the origin of the language.Castile is the region that is considered to speak the most proper form of Spanish. The Spanish word for Spanish is "español", and the Spanish word for Castilian is "castellano". In the other Romance languages spoken on the Iberian Peninsula, such as Galician, Catalan, Asturian, and others, Spanish is usually called "Castellán" or "Castellà" instead of "Spanish".[better source needed] In Spain, the name of the subject in schools is "lengua castellana" (Castilian language). However, in the regions of Spain in which people speak only Spanish, people call their language Spanish.[better source needed] In Portuguese, the word "castelhano" is common to mention Spanish, however, in informal language, the most preferred name for the language is "espanhol". Portuguese, which is spoken in Portugal and Brazil, has many similarities to Spanish.

    In 2009, for the first time in history, Spanish was the most common "mother tongue" language of the western world, more than English. It was also the second most common language on Earth, after Chinese. As of 2016, the three most common languages in the world are: 1. Chinese: Spoken by about 1.305 billion people 2. Spanish: Spoken by about 427 million people in 34 different countries 3. English: Spoken by 339 million people in 108 different countries

    The Project Gutenberg EBook of A First Spanish Reader by Erwin W. Roessler and Alfred Remy.
    Spanish to English Archived 2017-08-08 at the Wayback Machineonline translation
    • 489 million (2016), +75 million as a second language, 564 million total
    • [espaˈɲol], [kasteˈʎano]
  4. MediaWiki, made in PHP. Enciclopedia Libre Universal en Español (English: Universal Free Encyclopedia in Spanish) is a Spanish-language wiki -based online encyclopedia, released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License 3.0. It uses the MediaWiki software. It started as a fork of the Spanish Wikipedia .

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    11 March 2002
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    2 April 2002
    5,972
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    1 May 2002
    7,540
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    27 May 2002
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  6. The Spanish Wikipedia (In Spanish: Wikipedia en Español) is a Spanish-language edition of Wikipedia. Started in May 2001, it is the 9th-largest Wikipedia by article count. The Spanish Wikipedia has about 1,732,000 articles.

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