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Catalan

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Català, Catalán, Catalan-Valencian-Balear, Catalonian, Valencian Also: in -- Català, Catalan-Valencian-Balear; in -- Algherese Catalan
  • Dialects: Aiguavivan, Algherese, Balear, Balearic, Catalan-Rousillonese, Central Catalan, Eastern Aragonese, Eivissenc, Insular Catalan, Lleidatà, Mallorqui, Menorqui, Menorquin, Northern Catalan, Northwestern Catalan, Pallarese, Ribagorçan, Valencià, Valencian, Valenciano
  • Scriptures published: Bible (1478--1993) New Testament (1832--1988) Portions (1928--1985)
    text online See above
    The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: Literacy rate in first language: 60% in Catalan. High literacy in Catalan (60%) is recent. Pallarese and Ribogorçan speakers have less education, less contact with the standard, and live in high valleys of the Pyrenees. Some Valencian desire separate literature. Literacy rate in second language(s): 96%. Also use Spanish [spa], French [fra], Italian [ita], Logudorese Sardinian [src], or Occitan [oci]
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Spain
  • Region: Northeast, Barcelona area; Catalonia, Valencia provinces, Balearic Islands; Carche region, Murcia Province
  • Also used in: Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Switzerland, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela
  • Religion: Christian
  • Status: Statutory national language in Andorra; Statutory provincial language in Spain
  • Number of users: 4,079,420 (6,890,000; 31,000 in Andorra (1990); 20,000 in Italy (1996))
  • Vitality: Provincial

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)

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