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Astur-Leonese

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Classification: Indo-European – Italic – Romance – Western Romance – Western – Galo-Iberian – Ibero-Romance – Western Iberian – Astur-Leonese

Number of speakers: 125,000 L1, plus about 450,000 L2, a total of around 575,000

Countries where it is spoken: Portugal and Spain

Varieties:

  • Central Asturian or Bable
  • Western Asturian
  • Leonese
  • Montanese
  • Pasiego
  • Western Asturian
  • Estremeñu
  • Mirandese (although some sorces classify it as a different language. Moreover, it’s official in Portugal without any mention to Astur-Leonese)

Example:

Central Asturian: Tolos seres humanos nacen llibres y iguales en dignidá y drechos y, pola mor de la razón y la conciencia de so, han de comportase hermaniblemente los unos colos otros.

Leonese: Tolos seres humanos nacen llibres y iguales en dinidá y dreitos y, dotaos comu tán de razon y conciencia, débense comportare los unos colos outros dientru d’un espíritu de fraternidá.

Mirandese: Todos ls seres houmanos nácen lhibres i eiguales an denidade i an dreitos. Custuituídos de rezon i de cuncéncia, dében portar-se uns culs outros an spirito de armandade.

Estremeñu: Tolos hombris nacin libris i egualis en dignidá i derechus i, comu gastan razon i concéncia, ebin comportal-se comu germanus los unus conos otrus.

Montanese: Tolos seris humanos nacin libris y eguales en dignidá y drechos y, dotaos comu están de rezon y conciencia, tién de comportarse comu jermanos los unos conos otros.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

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