Spanish Language (spa)

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Also Known As: Spanish language,Castillian,Castellano,Castilian,Castillan,Spanish,Español


Spanish (español or castellano) is a Romance language that originated in northern Spain, and gradually spread in the Kingdom of Castile and evolved into the principal language of government and trade. It was taken most notably to the Americas, and also to Africa and Asia Pacific with the expansion of the Spanish Empire between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries. Today, about 400 million people speak Spanish as a native language, making it the world's second most spoken language in terms of native speakers. However, it is fourth in terms of total speakers. Mexico contains the largest population of Spanish speakers. Spanish is growing increasingly popular as a second or third language in a number of countries because of logistical, economic, and touristic interest towards the many nations which chiefly use Spanish as the primary language. This phenomenon is most notable in Brazil, the United States, Italy, France, Portugal, and much of the Anglosphere in general.

Spanish people tend to call this language español (Spanish) when contrasting it with languages such as French and English, but call it castellano (Castilian), that is, the language of the Castile region, when contrasting..... full article at Wikipedia

Location of Spanish Language Speakers

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Genesis Translation:
Universal Declaration Of Human Rights:


Main Country: Spain
Spoken In:

Countries: Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Andorra, Belize, Gibraltar, Spain Regions: Europe

ISO 639-1 Code: es
ISO 639-2 Code: spa
ISO 639-3 Code: spa

Classification Taxonomy

All Languages

  Indo-European Group

    Italic Group

      Romance Group

        Italo-Western Group

          Western Italo-Western Group

            Gallo-Iberian Group

              Ibero-Romance Group

                West Iberian Group

                  Castilian Group

                    Spanish Language

                      Andalusian Spanish

                      Mexican Spanish

                      Rioplatense Spanish

                      Puerto Rican Spanish

                      Caribbean Spanish