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Why Spanish is really cool!

I love Spanish, so out of curiousity, I did some digging around for some cool facts about the language!

1) Spanish has the 2nd largest number of native speakers!

405 million people speak Spanish as their first language! That’s 5.85% of the world population! Number one is Mandarin and number 3 is English! Another 90 million speak it as a second language!

2) Spanish is one of the most dispersed languages!

44 countries have at least 3 million people Spanish speakers!

3) Spanish is one of the 6 official languages of the United Nations!

Also an official language of the European Union! As well as the official language of 21 countries!

4) Spanish is one of the Romance Languages!

It is one of the Romanic languages which evolved from Latin!

The five most widely spoken Romance languages by number of native speakers are Spanish (410 million), Portuguese (250 million), French (80 million), Italian (60 million), and Romanian (25 million).

 

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