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Languages of Spain

Spain has one official language, and six recognised regional languages. Can you name them?
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Last updated: July 25, 2019
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National Language
Spanish
Regional Languages
Aragonese
Asturian
Basque
Catalan
Galician
Occitan (Aranese)
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Level 85
Jan 19, 2016
Was surprised when Leonese was accepted for Asturian. I thought Leonese was considered distinct from the rest of the family.
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Level 73
Jan 21, 2016
It seems to be one language called Asturian when spoken in Asturias, and Leonese when spoken in León! From Wikipedia: In [a] narrow sense, Leonese is different from the dialects grouped under Asturian, though there is no clear division in purely linguistic terms... The Leonese and Asturian dialects have long been recognized as constituting a single language, which is currently called ... Asturian-Leonese ... by most scholars.
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Level 48
Mar 26, 2016
I would appreciate it in these kind of quizzes when Spanish names would work too. (Aragones, Gallego, etc.) After all, the quiz focuses on Spain :) Otherwise, good idea!
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Level 73
May 31, 2017
Good point - the languages in their own language now work as type-ins.
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Level 56
Jul 24, 2019
Català does not work for Catalan, though
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Level 47
Mar 26, 2016
I shame to be european while Catalans are forced to live in slavery.
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Level 63
Mar 26, 2016
Don't exaggerate. That's just offensive to peoples who actually suffer or have suffered slavery. Your problem is not a real problem.
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Level 56
Jul 24, 2019
I'd say he's being ironic (?). But calling an extended cultural genocide (where the Catalan language has been suppressed in many ways) is definitely an actual problem lol
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Level 46
Mar 26, 2016
I'm a bilingual Spaniard and I don't get to grasp the distinction between "national" and "regional" languages.
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Level 73
Mar 26, 2016
This map shows the regions where each language is the main one.
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Level 31
Jul 19, 2016
Wow, that map's rude! Basque is also spoken in Araba and the whole Navarre, even if it's not in the same proportions!
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Level 75
Oct 4, 2016
It's just simplified, i.e. no percentages given
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Level 43
Mar 26, 2016
The only official language in the whole territory is Spanish. The only co-official languages in some territories are: Catalan/Valencian, Basque, Galician and Aranese. Asturian and Aragonese are merely dialects and do not have official status in Spain.
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Level 21
Mar 29, 2016
I live in Barcelona and in Spain we have 4 official languages, not one. Spanish, catalan, galician and basque. That's it. These are the 4 that have grammar and all of that a language needs. The other ones are dialects. Nothing official.
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Level 73
Mar 29, 2016
Only Spanish is official throughout the country. Catalan and Aranese are co-official in Catalonia. Basque is co-official in Basque Country and northern Navarre. Galician is co-official in Galicia. Aragon is recognized (but not official) in Aragon, and Asturian/Leonese are recognized (but not official) in Asturias, and in Castile and León.
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Level 69
Mar 29, 2016
Catalan is official in Catalunya, the Illes Balears, and the Comunitat Valenciana. Aranese is technically official in the whole of Catalunya because the Generalitat de Catalunya said so, but no one speaks it outside the Val d'Aran and you cannot interact with the government in, say, Girona or La Seu d'Urgell in Aranese.
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Level 68
Apr 3, 2016
It's sort of funny seeing this quiz, as I returned from a tour of Spain today and we learned all the regional languages there!
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Level 58
Mar 3, 2017
100% with 14 seconds to go.
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Level 27
May 31, 2017
for the one percent who didnt pick spanish
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Level 46
Jul 6, 2017
Isn't Catalan one language and Valencian another different one?
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Level 73
Jul 6, 2017
From Wikipedia: Valencian is the variety of Catalan as spoken in the Valencian Community, Spain. In the Valencian Community, Valencian is the traditional language and is co-official with Spanish. It is considered a distinct language from Catalan by a slight majority of the people from the Valencian Community; however, linguists consider it a dialect of Catalan. Since I speak neither dialect, I couldn't possibly comment further.
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Level 56
Jul 24, 2019
As a matter of fact the Valencian Language Academy, created by the Valencian Parliament, acknowledges the fact that Valencian is the name by which the Catalan language is known in the Land of València.
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Level 68
Oct 12, 2017
I live in Spain and am married to a Spaniard. This quiz is wrong. If you are talking about official languages then there is Castellano, Catalan, Basque and Galician that are recognised as official languages nationally, while Aranese, Valenciano and Balear are official languages in the regions where they are spoken - and Valenciano and Balear are regional dialects of Catalan. So there are only 5 official languages in total. As to unofficial languages spoken in different regions, there are a lot more than just the couple you have mentioned (Asturian and Aragonese) but they are not official.
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Level 60
Nov 13, 2017
Agree with Markasol. That is what we learned in school. Castellano being what we call Spanish, and the others languages on their own. Catalan, Basque and Galician. The rest are dialects or local variations
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Level 73
Nov 14, 2017
Please see our answer to sergifab1 above.
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Level 68
Jul 30, 2018
Trouble is the answer is wrong. I live in Spain, specifically in the Valencian Region where Valenciano is official and distinct to Catalan as Balear is in the Balearics. Galician, Catalan and Basque are nationally recognised regional languages while Castilian Spanish is the nationally recognised national language. While other languages might be spoken they are not officially recognised.
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Level 73
Jul 25, 2019
The answers to this quiz are all either co-official languages, or recognised languages. No other language in Spain has either of these statuses, including Cantabrian, Extremaduran, Eonavian, Fala, Portuguese, Iberian Romani, Caló, Erromintxela, Riffian Berber or Gomeran whistled language. Valencian and Balearic are accepted type-ins for Catalan.
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Level 48
Nov 28, 2018
Thre is also a case for English as a language, particularly in Andalucia, where there are up to 750,000 living there, and many get by on a day to day basis without speaking Spanish.