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map shows the regions of the world where Spanish is commonly
spoken (red circles).
Like all Romance languages, Spanish originally developed out
of Vulgar ("street") Latin in the provinces
of Europe controlled by the Roman Empire. Not pictured
on the map, some Jewish individuals speak a version
of Judeo-Spanish in parts of
Spain--especially on the Mediterranean coast. (This dialect
is Spanish in grammar, but it incorporates a number of Hebrew
loanwords.) Spanish is most closely related to Portugeuse.
It is also closely related to Italian,
Catalan, and Galician.
It is more distantly related to Romansch
|Daniel M. Short originally created this
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I reproduce these images here with the author's permission, but they are
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