Spain Language and Languages

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The principal and official language is Castilian (Castellano). Other languages are co-official in their respective autonomous communites. Catalan is widely spoken in Cataluña (northeastern Spain) and the Baleares Islands; Basque (Euskera or Vasco) in the Basque provinces of Vizcaya, Guipúzcoa, and Alava (northern Spain); Galician (Gallego) in Galicia (northwestern Spain); and Valenciá in the Comunidad Valencia. Catalan is a Romance language distinct from Spanish. Galician is a dialect of Portuguese. Basque is an ancient language with no known relationship to any European language.[1]

References

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Spain,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1984-1999.