Spainish leid

Romance leid that oreeginatit in the Castile region o Spain

Spainish (español) or Castilien (castellano) is an Iberian Romance leid. It is spak bi 580 million fowk.[4] It is the mucklest braid spak Romance leid. It is the naitional leid o Spainie, Argenteinie, Bolivie, Chile, Columbie, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominicae Republict, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, European Union, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, New Mexico (Unitit States), Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, an Venezuela, an an offeecial leid o the Unitit Nations.

Pronunciation[espaˈɲol], [kasteˈʎano], [kaste'ʝano]
RegionSpain, Hispanic Americae, Equatorial Guinea
EthnicitySpainyarts, Hispanics, an Latinos
Native speakers
480 million (2017)[1]
570 million total speakers
L2 speakers: 90 million (na date)[2]
Early form
Laitin (Spainish alphabet)
Spainish Braille
Signed Spainish (Mexico, Spain an presumably ensewhaur)
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in

Regulatit biAssociation o Spainish Leid Academies
(Real Academia Española an 22 ither naitional Spainigie leid academies)
Leid codes
ISO 639-1es
ISO 639-2spa
ISO 639-3spa
Spainish leid in the warld
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  1. El español: una lengua viva – Informe 2017 (PDF) (Report). Instituto Cervantes. 2017.
  2. Spanish at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Staundart Spainish". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
  4. dice, How to Learn Spanish Online: Best Options for Beginners. "Spanish, a language spoken by 580 million people, and 483 million of them native « Blog del Instituto Cervantes de Londres" (in Spainish). Retrieved 28 Januar 2023.