Dinos of Coll de Nargó

Dinos of Coll de Nargó, A lot of EGGs! Un lloc on els dinosaures expliquen les seves vivencies.

divendres, de setembre 16, 2005

Why in catalan?

Catalan is the country’s own language and it has historically been dominant in Catalonia and therefore the one mostly used in communicative situations.
However, because of political repression against Catalan during long periods of its history, the process of economic development of Catalonia and the fact that the country has received immigrants from many parts of Spain and around the world, Catalan coexists nowadays with
Spanish and with other languages such as English, French, German, Arabic, Berber, Tagalog, etc. 75,30 % of Catalonia’s population speaks Catalan and 95,00 % understands it.

Almost everybody knows Spanish and a lot of people, mainly the young, can express themselves in English.
The Catalan language is among the ten most spoken and written languages in the European Union; the number of Catalan speakers is higher than such languages as Danish or Finnish.
In the European Union there are 40.000.000 people who usually speak a language that is different from the official language of the state they are living in, and Catalan is the most widely used of these.
Apart from in Catalonia itself, Catalan is also spoken in the region of Valencia, the Balearic islands, the eastern part of Aragon, the French-Catalan area of Roussillon, the Sardinian city of Alguer, and Andorra, where it is the official language.
Ten million inhabitants live in these territories.