Catalan in the European Information Society
Catalan is part of the Romance family of languages. The Catalan language has around 8 million native speakers, and there are almost 12 million people who can speak it. It is the co-official language in three regions of Spain, i. e., Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and the Region of Valencia, and also spoken in some border villages of Aragón and Murcia. It is the only official language of Andorra and is also spoken in the French department of Pyrénées Orientales (known as North Catalonia),and in the Italian city of Alghero in Sardinia.
KeywordsMinority Language Migration Background Balearic Island Reading Literacy Vowel Sound
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