Leonese is a set of vernacular Romance language varieties currently spoken in northern and western portions of the historical region of León in Spain and a few adjoining areas in Portugal. In this narrow sense, Leonese is distinct from the dialects grouped under the Asturian language. There is no real linguistic division, though; it is only a purely political and identitary division, as dialectal areas are in fact shaped along a north-south axis, following the migration of population from north
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Oppose (keep at 'dialect') According to Glottolog, based on Agard (1984), as well as Ethnologue, Leonese is a dialect of Asturian (also known as 'Leonese'). Mirandese and Extremaduran are separate languages. — kwami ( talk ) 17:23, 9 September 2015 (UTC)
Usage of glossonyms. Given the low social and political acceptance of referring to the language in Asturias as Leonese, and the one in other parts of the domain (such as León or Zamora) as Asturian (even though it is virtually the same language), a significant part of the authors and specialists prefer to refer to all the dialects collectively as Asturllionés or Asturleonés, although others ...
- Spain (Asturias, northwestern Castile and León), Northeastern Portugal (Terra de Miranda), Some authors include Cantabria and parts of Extremadura
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Leonese language (Llionés in Leonese) is the language of León and Zamora, both in Spain, and Bragança, in Portugal. A Romance language, Leonese was the language of the Kingdom of León in the Middle Ages. Leonese is recognised by the UN as "seriously endangered" and is officially recognised by Castile and León.
The Leonese Local Government uses the Leonese language in some of their bureaus, organizes courses for adults and in 2007 organized Leonese Language Day. The Leonese Local Government official website uses the Leonese language. The Leonese language is taught in two schools of León city since February 2008.
An example of recent promotion of a minority language is the promotion of Welsh or Leonese by the Leonese City Council and an example of official discouragement of a minority language is of Breton. Language politics also sometimes relate to dialect , where speakers of a particular dialect are perceived to speak a more culturally 'advanced' or ...
Béarnese is a dialect of Gascon spoken in Béarn. As a written language, it benefited from the fact that Béarn was an independent state from the mid-14th century to 1620. Béarnese was used in legal and administrative documents long after most other Gascon provinces were incorporated into France.. 18th century edition of Fondeville's play La pastorala deu paisan
The Irish language (Irish: Gaeilge) is a recognised minority language in Northern Ireland. The dialect spoken there is known as Ulster Irish (Gaeilge Uladh). Protection for the Irish language in Northern Ireland stems largely from the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.
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