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  1. Answer (1 of 2): Not exactly. Leonese is a dialect of the Asturleonese language, in particular the variety spoken in the Spanish provinces of Leon and Zamora. Asturleonese is a West Iberian language like Spanish, Galician and Portuguese, and partially mutually intelligible with them. Note howeve...

    • Official Languages of Spain
    • Regional Languages of Spain
    • Immigrant Languages of Spain

    Although a number of languages hold varying degrees of “official” status, Spain currently only has one official language:

    Despite Castilian Spanish being the official language of Spain, there are a number of regional languages, which are spoken is different areas of Spain. For most of these languages, they are spoken both in the rural and urban areas. Many of them, are also given special statuses in the regions where they are spoken, as per their local statutes.

    Over the last 30 years in particular, Spain has become not only a popular tourist destination, but also a popular country for both retirees and immigrants. With this, many of these immigrant communities build up local communities of their own. In these communities, the immigrants tend to speak their native language(s) rather than the local regional language or Spanish.

  2. Mirandese is a descendant of the Astur-Leonese variety spoken in the Kingdom of León and has both archaisms and innovations that differentiate it from the modern varieties of Astur-Leonese spoken in Spain. In recognition of these differences, and due to its political isolation from the rest of the Astur-Leonese speaking territory, Mirandese ...

    • 15,000 (2000), (10,000 use it regularly, 5,000 when they return to the area)
    • Portugal
  3. The northern branch is usually considered to be the language proper, and is spoken in the north-west of the autonomous region of Extremadura, and the south-west of Salamanca, a province of the autonomous region of Castile and León.

    • (200,000 cited 1994)
    • Spain
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  6. Today it is only spoken by some 20,000 - 50,000 people in the Pyrenees region of Aragon. Asturian-Leonese , also known as Astur-Leonese and sometimes just as Leonese, a West Iberian Romance language, it originated in the western Cantabric mountains.

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