Valencian language

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Native to Spain,
Region In Spain:
Valencian Community, Balearic Islands, Catalonia, Aragon (in La Franja), Murcia (in El Carxe)
In France:
Northern Catalonia
In Italy:
The city of L'Alguer
In Andorra
Native speakers 9.1 million  (date missing)
Language family
Official status
Official language in Spain:
Valencian Community, Balearic Islands, Catalonia
Regulated by Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua
Institut d'Estudis Catalans
Language codes
ISO 639-1 ca
ISO 639-2 cat
ISO 639-3
cat – Catalan
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Valencian (valencià) is the historical, traditional, and official name used in the Valencian Community (Spain) for the language spoken in this region, also known as Catalan (català) in the Spanish Autonomous Communities of Catalonia, Aragon and the Balearic Islands; in the country of Andorra; in the southern French region of the Roussillon; and in the Italian city of Alghero on the island of Sardinia.

In linguistics "Valencian" is also used to identify this distinctive variant spoken in central and southern Valencia which has gained its own currency within the Catalan domain.