Asturian language

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Asturian
Astur-Leonese
asturianu
Native toSpain
RegionAutonomous Community of Asturias
Native speakers
110,000 (2007)[1]
450,000 L2 speakers (1994)
Dialects
Latin
Official status
Regulated byAcademy of the Asturian Language (Asturian)
Language codes
ISO 639-2ast
ISO 639-3ast
Linguasphere51-AAA-ca
Mapa de la estensión de la llingua asturiana-lleonesa.png
Linguistic area of asturian language

The Asturian language is the native language of Asturias. Between 200,000 and 600,000 people speak it in Asturias.[2][3] This language is very similar to Leonese Language, spoken in other territories that once made up the Kingdom of León (León, Western Zamora, Salamanca and Northwestern Cáceres where is called extremaduran), and to Mirandes Language, spoken in Miranda do Douro in Portugal. In Asturias, primary and secondary students can choose to study it.

References[change | change source]

  1. Asturian at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. "«Si los asturianos no creen en el bable no tendrá futuro aunque los políticos y las leyes digan otra cosa»". September 15, 2014.
  3. Academia de la Llingua Asturiana (October 16, 2017). "III Encuesta Sociolingüística de Asturias" (PDF).