Frequent question: WHO declared Castilian the official language of Spain?

The dominance of the Castilian dialect continued to grow as the Catholic kingdoms took over most regions of Spain. Isabella and Ferdinand declared Castilian Spanish to be the official dialect.

How did Castilian Spanish originated?

Castilian Spanish originated (after the decline of the Roman Empire) as a continuation of spoken Latin in several areas of northern and central Spain. Eventually, the variety spoken in the city of Toledo around the 13th century became the basis for the written standard.

Why did Castilian become the dominant language in Spain?

The short and conventional answer is, Castilian became the dominant language because Castile came to be the dominant power in the centralization of what is now the Spanish state.

Is Spanish older than English?

So we’ve established that English has been written for a long time, and while it gets more and more difficult to understand, the further back we go, as a written language it’s probably older than Spanish. Spanish, on the other hand, hasn’t been written as long as English.

Is Castilian Spanish still spoken?

Castilian Spanish Today

Today, Castilian Spanish refers to the purest, most proper, and original form of Spanish. It’s the standard kind of Spanish language with the purest accent. This is why it’s the form of Spanish usually taught in Spanish language schools. Castillian Spanish is also easy to understand.

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What did they speak in Spain before Spanish?

Vulgar Latin was an adapted form of Latin that used phrases and words that were different from traditional Latin. When the Visigoths took over the region called Hispania, Latin remained the dominant and official language of the region. This continued until the Moors, an Arabic-speaking group, conquered the region.

What came first Portuguese or Spanish?

The history of Spanish, and of Portuguese, starts with the Romans bringing Latin to the peninsula when they conquered it in the 3rd century BC. Latin was the dominant language there for around 600 years, but during this time the language itself evolved and changed.

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