Posted in Catalan, Language Profiles, Romance Languages

Catalan

catalan

Classification: Indo-European – Italic – Romance – Western Romance – Western – Galo-Iberian – Occitano-Romance – Catalan

Number of speakers: around 10,000,000. Over 5,000,000 L1, plus about another 5,000,000 L2.

Countries where it is spoken: Andorra, France, Italy and Spain

Varieties:

  • Algherese (Italy)
  • Balearic (Spain)
  • Northern Catalan (France and Spain)
  • Central Catalan (Spain)
  • Northwestern Catalan (Spain)
  • Valencian (Spain)

Examples: 

Tots els éssers humans neixen lliures i iguals en dignitat i en drets. Són dotats de raó i de consciència, i han de comportar-se fraternalment els uns amb els altres.

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.

Audio (Speaker: Guillem, from Girona)

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Wikitongues Video Samples:

 

Other videos:

LLENGUA CATALANA (The Youtube Channel of the Language Department of the Government of Catalonia)

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