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Where did the Catalan language come from?
The Catalan language originated from Vulgar Latin in the Pyrenees Mountains between France and Spain. It diverged from the other Romance languages in the 9th century.
What languages is Catalan related to?
Catalan is most closely related to the Occitan language of southern France and to Spanish, but it is clearly distinct from both.
Are Catalan Dragons French or Spanish?
The Catalans Dragons (French and Catalan: Dragons Catalans) are a professional rugby league club from Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales department, France. The team competes in the Super League, they are currently the only team in the top-tier competition from outside England.
Is Catalan related to Occitan?
Catalan was considered a dialect of Occitan until the end of the 19th century and still today remains its closest relative. Occitan is an official language of Catalonia, where a subdialect of Gascon known as Aranese is spoken in the Val d’Aran.
Is Mallorca Spanish or Catalan?
The official languages of Mallorca are Spanish (also called Castilian, one of the various dialects of Spanish used in central and northern Spain) and Catalan. The local Mallorca Catalan dialect is called Mallorquin and depending on the area, the dialect may vary slightly.
Where do Catalan Dragons come from?
The Catalans Dragons (French and Catalan: Dragons Catalans) are a professional rugby league club from Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales department, France.
What is the origin of Catalan?
Catalan originated from Vulgar Latin in the Pyrenees Mountains between France and Spain. It diverged from the other Romance languages in the 9th century.
What percentage of the population of Catalonia speaks Catalan?
According to a 2019 survey by the Catalan government, 31.5\% of the inhabitants of Catalonia have Catalan as first language at home whereas 52.7\% have Spanish, 2.8\% both Catalan and Spanish and 10.8\% other languages.
When did Catalan become an official language in Spain?
Since the Spanish transition to democracy (1975–1982), Catalan has been institutionalized as an official language, language of education, and language of mass media; all of which have contributed to its increased prestige.
What is the language closest to Catalan?
The language closest to Catalan is Occitan, then Italian and Portuguese [with common 85\% of vocabulary] and Spanish [common 75\% of vocabulary]. , Been fluent (native level) in Spanish and living in Spain most of my life.