Valencian language facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsValencian
|Region||Valencia, Murcia (Carche)
See also geographic distribution of Catalan
|Native speakers||2.4 million (2004)|
|Writing system||Catalan orthography (Latin script)|
|Official language in||In Spain: Valencian Community|
|Regulated by||Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua|
Valencian (valencià) is the historical, traditional, and official name used in the Valencian Community (Spain) for the language spoken in this region, also known as Catalan (català) in the Spanish Autonomous Communities of Catalonia, Aragon and the Balearic Islands; in the country of Andorra; in the southern French region of the Roussillon; and in the Italian city of Alghero on the island of Sardinia.
In linguistics "Valencian" is also used to identify this distinctive variant spoken in central and southern Valencia which has gained its own currency within the Catalan domain.
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