Valencian Community, Balearic Islands, Catalonia, Aragon (in La Franja), Murcia (in El Carxe)
The city of L'Alguer
|Native speakers||9.1 million (date missing)|
|Official language in||Spain:
Valencian Community, Balearic Islands, Catalonia
|Regulated by||Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua
Institut d'Estudis Catalans
cat – Catalan
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.