Spain’s Complicated Language Landscape, Part II: Miscommunication Nation

In Barcelona, Catalan is “llengua que es lluita:” language that is struggle.
The walled town of Alghero in Sardinia is the last toehold of the Catalan language in Italy, a vestige of an era when the Crown of Aragon ruled half the peninsula (photo credit: Expedia).
One of these things is not like the others.
Thanks to the rough terrain of their homeland, the Basques have maintained their ancient language while all other pre-Indo-European tongues have long since died out.
The Garonne flows through Vielha, the metropolis of the Aranese-speaking world (photo credit: BBC Travel).

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Sam Quillen

Sam Quillen

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Former linguistics student; current investment bank analyst who sometimes thinks about something other than spreadsheets