Is Catalan a language of it's own - or a dialect of Spanish?

Is Catalan a language of it's own - or a dialect of Spanish?


This is one of the most asked questions by visitors to Barcelona. The correct answer is that Catalan is a language. It has origins in 'Vulgar Latin' and is first mentioned in the middle ages around the eastern Pyrenees. Nineteenth-century Spain saw a Catalan literary revival culminating in the early 1900s. Catalan is widely spoken throughout Catalonia.

 

Thursday, 30 November 2023