Iberian Romance languages

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Iberian Romance
Geographic
distribution:
Originally Iberian Peninsula and southern France; now worldwide
Linguistic classification:Indo-European
Subdivisions:
Occitano-Romance (East Iberian)[1]
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Languages spoken in Iberia over time

The Iberian Romance, or Ibero-Romance, languages are a branch of Romance languages. They were first spoken in Iberia. There are two branches of Iberian Romance languages, Occitano-Romance and West Iberian. The main two languages in the branch are Spanish (Castilian) and Portuguese. They came from a dialect of Vulgar Latin spoken in Iberia after the Roman Empire ended. Spanish and Portuguese spread to Latin America during the colonial era.[2][3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ibero-Romance". Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  2. Pharies, David A. (2007). A Brief History of the Spanish Language. University of Chicago Press. p. 13. ISBN 978-0-226-66683-9.
  3. Dalby, David (2000). "5=Indo-European phylosector" (PDF). The Linguasphere register of the world's languages and speech communities. 2. Oxford: Observatoire Linguistique, Linguasphere Press.
  4. Ethnologue: Statistical Summaries