Asturian language

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Asturian
Astur-Leonese
asturianu
Native to Spain
Region Autonomous Community of Asturias
Native speakers 110,000  (2007)e17
450,000 L2 speakers (1994)
Language family
Dialects
Writing system Latin
Official status
Regulated by Academy of the Asturian Language (Asturian)
Language codes
ISO 639-2 ast
ISO 639-3 ast
Linguasphere 51-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. About 150,000 people speak it in Asturias. 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.