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Valencian language resources

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Additional background on Valencian
This page deals with language. For other uses of Valencian, see Valencia (disambiguation).

Valencian (valenciÓ) is the historical, traditional, and official name used in the Land of Valencia (Spain) to refer to the language spoken therein, also known as Catalan (catalÓ) in the Spanish Autonomous Communities of Catalonia, Aragon and the Balearic Islands; in the country of Andorra; in the southern French region of the Roussillon; and in the Italian city of Alghero on the island of Sardinia. Valencian is also the name used by linguists to identify one of the most important dialectal varieties within the Catalan language spoken in central and southern Valencia.

According to the "Law of Use and Education of Valencian" approved in 1982, Valencian is the Land of Valencia's own language, and its citizens have the right to know it and to use it, both orally and in written form, in private or public instances. According to the last survey made by the Generalitat Valenciana in June 2005, approximately 94% of the Valencian population could understand it, 78% could speak and read it, and around 50% could write it.


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