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Spanish Language

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Spanish Countries

Countries
Andora, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, France, Gibraltar, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Latvia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Western Sahara

Total No. Of Countries
46
1

National Language
Spain

Second Language
Andora, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, US Virgin Islands

Speaking Continents
Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America

Minority Language
Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Morocco, United Kingdom

Regulated By
Asociación de Academias de la Lengua Española

Interesting Facts
  • One of the world's most phonetic language is Spanish.
  • Up to the 18th century, Spanish was diplomatic language.

Similar To
French Language

Derived From
Latin

Spanish Alphabets

Alphabets in Spanish
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Alphabets
27
9
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Spanish Phonology

How Many Vowels
5

How Many Consonants
22

Spanish Scripts
Latin
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Spanish Writing Direction
Left-To-Right, Horizontal

Hard to Learn

Language Levels
6
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Time Taken to Learn
24 weeks
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Spanish Greetings

Hello
hola

Thank You
Gracias

How Are You?
Cómo estás?

Good Night
Buenas Noches

Good Evening
Bonne soirée

Good Afternoon
Buenas Tardes

Good Morning
Buenos Días

Please
Por Favor

Sorry
triste

Bye
adiós

I Love You
Te Quiero

Excuse Me
Discúlpeme

Spanish Dialects

Dialect 1
Mexican Spanish

Where They Speak
Mexico

How Many People Speak
105,000,000.00

Dialect 2
Cuban Spanish

Where They Speak
Cuba

How Many People Speak
11,000,000.00

Dialect 3
Puerto Rican Spanish

Where They Speak
Puerto Rico

How Many People Speak
3,900,000.00

Total No. Of Dialects
21
20
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How Many People Speak Spanish?

How Many People Speak?
489.00 million
3

Speaking Population
6.15 %
3
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Native Speakers
410.00 million
2
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Second Language Speakers
89.50 million

Native Name
Español

Alternative Names
Castellano, Castilian, Español

French Name
espagnol; castillan

German Name
Spanisch

Pronunciation
[espaˈɲol], [kasteˈʎano]

Ethnicity
Not Available

Spanish History

Origin
210 BC

Language Family
Indo-European Family

Subgroup
Romance

Branch
Not Available

Language Forms

Early Forms
Old Spanish and Spanish

Standard Forms
Pluricentric Standard Spanish

Language Position
2

Signed Forms
Signed Spanish

Scope
Individual

Spanish Code

ISO 639 1
es

ISO 639 2

ISO 639 2/T
spa

ISO 639 2/B
spa

ISO 639 3
spa

ISO 639 6
Not Available

Glottocode
stan1288

Linguasphere
51-AAA-b

Types of Language

Language Type
Living

Language Linguistic Typology
Subject-Object-Verb

Language Morphological Typology
Fusional, Synthetic

Origin of Spanish language

In order to communicate with each other, the origin of language was the essential part. Various languages are spoken all over the world. Spanish language is one of the Most Spoken Languages. The origin of Spanish language states that it was put to use in 210 BC. The history of Spanish language reveals that the language is old and used since many years. Check out in brief about Spanish Language History. The evolution of Spanish language began with early forms such as Old Spanish and Spanish. Pluricentric Standard Spanish is the standard form of Spanish language and it is used in government centers. Know all About Spanish Language.

Spanish population

Spanish population gives us the total count of number of people speaking Spanish language. Spanish language is spoken by 489.00 million people in the world. Most of the Spanish population lies in the Spanish Speaking Countries. Spanish language is spoken as first language by 410.00 million people and as second language by about 89.50 million people. Get to know Spanish speaking population in detail.

Spanish writing system

There are numerous writing systems but most widely used scripts are Latin, Cyrillic and Arabic. Spanish writing system decides the alphabets, vowels and consonants i.e. the written form of Spanish language. Some languages share common writing systems. Latin script is used by Spanish language. Learn more about . 

Information about Spanish language

Check out all the information about Spanish language here. You may find it interesting to learn Spanish Alphabets or the vowels and consonants of this language. Also knowing about Spanish Speaking Countries, Spanish speaking continents and Spanish Dialects will help in improving your knowledge about this language. Also while travelling to Spanish countries knowing common Spanish Greetings will help you in communicating with Spanish people.