In Spain about 14 languages are spoken — some are in danger of becoming extinct, like Aranese. Basque has finally survived thanks to language revitalization policies, that were needed after the 40-year dictatorship in Spain, when Basque — and all the other languages except Spanish/castellano — was banned! Imagine: there are Basque people who have to bear the pain of not knowing their own language because of this! So if you want to help, consider learning this amazing language!
- Read a brief text about languages in Spain.
- Read about languages in our Constitution and other languages in Spain.
- The Spanish language situation in the world.
- Language policies of Fracoist Spain.
Over here you’ll find a map that is interactive, this is, if you click on it you’ll be taken to a webpage telling you the story of one of these languages. The problem is that it is in Spanish!