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Four Languages You Didn’t Know Were From Spain

Four Languages You Didn’t Know Were From Spain

October 14, 2015 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan If you’ve studied a bit of Spanish history, you’ll know that it’s a country made up of many different regions with their own distinct culture. Some of these regions also have their own languages, like Catalán, Asturian, Galician, and more. Most of these languages are protected under Spanish law and have enjoyed […]

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Five Good Reasons Why Basque is the Coolest Language

Five Good Reasons Why Basque is the Coolest Language

[ 0 ] August 28, 2015 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan Basque Country and everything associated with it may have a bad connotation for those who remember the violent attacks in the late 60s and 70s by a Basque separatist group, but that’s only one small sampling of a people with a unique culture and language. Nowadays, the Basque people have autonomy in […]

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Six Interesting Facts About Galician

Six Interesting Facts About Galician

[ 0 ] August 26, 2015 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan Galician is the language of Galicia, an autonomous community in the northwest of Spain, right above Portugal. It is part of the Ibero-Romance language family, along with Portuguese, Spanish, Asturian, and Aragonese. Like most other languages spoken in Spain that are not Castilian (another name for the Spanish spoken in Spain), Galician […]

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Four Things To Know About The Catalan Language

Four Things To Know About The Catalan Language

[ 0 ] August 19, 2015 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan Catalan is a language spoken mainly in Spain, particularly the region known as Catalonia, from where it gets its name. Depending on the area, Catalan is either only spoken at home, spoken at home and taught in school, or only spoken by older generations. In the region of Catalonia, it is recognized […]

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Whistled Languages: The Canarian Phenomenon

Whistled Languages: The Canarian Phenomenon

[ 0 ] October 14, 2013 |

The Canary Islands was named for the dog population, from the Latin “canarius” and became the name for a species of yellow birds. On top of this the Canary Islands is a recognized paradise for flora and fauna. So you might think when you hear whistling penetrating the air from the nearby gorges and summits […]

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