Is Occitan similar to Catalan?
Because they are both Latin languages, Catalan and Occitan share many similarities in vocabulary and grammar. While the pronunciations of words do differ, most speakers of Catalan can understand Occitan (Aranese) and vice versa.
Is Catalan a mix of French and Spanish?
Just as English isn’t a mix of Dutch or German or French, neither is Catalan a mix of French and Spanish. It is a Spanish language (una lengua española)—a language spoken in the Kingdom of Spain—but it’s no dialect, that’s for sure.
What is the flag of Catalan?
The Senyera (Eastern Catalan: [səˈɲeɾə]; meaning “pennon”, “standard”, “banner”, “ensign”, or, more generically, “flag” in Catalan) is a vexillological symbol based on the coat of arms of the Crown of Aragon, which consists of four red stripes on a yellow field.
What is the difference between Castilian and Catalan?
Some of the Catalan speakers speak it as a first language, and Castilian Spanish to them is considered a “second language”. Some Catalan speakers consider Spanish their first language, and Catalan the second. In a very small number of cases, Catalan speakers speak no other languages at all, not even Spanish.
How do you say hello in Occitan?
Hello. Cossí te dison? (Cuss-ee-te-di-sun?)
How many Occitan speakers are there?
Occitan dialects are a result of the Latin influence on the language of the southern Gauls, whereas French has stronger Frankish influences. Of the 14 million inhabitants of the Occitan region, it is estimated that 600,000 people are fluent, whilst 1,600,000 individuals are occasional speakers.
Is Catalan spoken in France?
Catalan is spoken natively in parts of Spain (in Catalonia, Valencia and the Balearic Islands), France (in the area of the Pyrénées-Orientales), Andorra and even Italy.
Is Catalan spoken in Spain?
It is the official language of Andorra, and a co-official language of three autonomous communities in eastern Spain: Catalonia, the Valencian Community, and the Balearic Islands.
Did Catalonia get independence?
The declaration did not receive recognition from the international community. On October 10, in the aftermath of the 1 October 2017 Catalan independence referendum, a document declaring Catalonia to be an independent republic was signed by the members of Catalonia’s pro-independence parliamentary majority.
Where is Catalan spoken?
It is spoken by 9 million people in Catalonia, Valencia, the Balearic Isles, Andorra and the town of Alghero in Sardinia. Variants of Catalan are spoken in Valencia and the Balearics, which were taken back from the Moors in the 13th century.
Is Catalan like Spanish?
Are Catalan and Spanish the same? Catalan is recognised as a separate language from Spanish – i.e. NOT a dialect of Spanish. They are both Western Romance Languages but come from different branches. Spanish is from Iberian-Romance (which includes Portuguese) and Catalan is from Gallo-Romance (which includes French).