One of the official languages of Catalonia, an autonomous community in the north east of Spain, Catalan is very closely related to Provençal and Castilian Spanish.
Used by around 12 million speakers worldwide, Catalan is known as a Romance language (like French and Spanish). Historically, Catalonia was a principality that extended into the south of France, although the language now has no official status in France itself. Research has suggested that, on a daily basis, more Catalonians use Spanish rather than Catalan as their primary language, although some do use both in equal measures. Catalan is also spoken in the Balearic Islands, Andorra and part of France, as well as on the Italian island of Sardinia.
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