Spanish official; spoken all over the country
Today we have talked about some features of the Spanish State and the present Constitution. We have had an interesting debate about the different languages spoken in the country. Here you have the article of the Constitution about languages, which reflects the reality of the country and establishes that all the languages spoken in the country are official:
1. Castilian is the official language of the State. All the Spanish people have the duty to know it and the right to use it.
2. The other languages of Spain will also be official in the Autonomous Communities according to their Statutes.
3. The richness of the different languages of Spain is a cultural heritage that will have to be respected and protected.
The different Statutes of the Autonomous Communities have been written taking the Constitution into account and they have been approved by the citizens. Galician, Catalan and Basque are official languages in the respective Autonomous Communities and this variety of languages reflects a rich cultural background inherited from the different peoples who lived in the Iberian Peninsula.
Here you have some data about the number of speakers of the different languages of Spain:
And here you have some links to learn the different languages of Spain on line: