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Spain

Spain Language Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
English > Conversational English prevalence 22% 2000 24th out of 27
French > Conversational French prevalence 9% 2000 12th out of 27
German > Conversational German prevalence 2% 2000 25th out of 27
Italian > Conversational Italian prevalence 2% 2000 11th out of 27
Languages Castilian Spanish (official) 74%, Catalan 17%, Galician 7%, Basque 2%, are official regionally 2008
Linguistic diversity index 0.438 2009 99th out of 200
Major language(s) Spanish (Castilian), Catalan and its variant Valencian, Gallego (Galician), Euskera (Basque) 2013
Polish > Conversational Polish prevalence 0.0 2000 11th out of 27
Romani > Romani speaking Roma population > 2000 1,000 2000 30th out of 31
Romani language > Gypsy > Speakers 1,000 2000 29th out of 29
Romani language > Gypsy > Speakers per 1000 0.0248 2000 29th out of 29
Russian > Conversational Russian prevalence 0.0 2000 20th out of 27
Spanish > Conversational Spanish prevalence 16% 2000 1st out of 27
Spanish speakers 28.17 million 1999 1st out of 1
Spanish speakers per 1000 705.64 1999 1st out of 1

SOURCES: SPECIAL EUROBAROMETER 386 “Europeans and their Languages”, p. 21.
; SPECIAL EUROBAROMETER 386 “Europeans and their Languages”, p. 21.; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Wikipedia: Linguistic diversity index (Rankings by country) (UNESCO World Report – Investing in Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue); British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; Wikipedia: Romani language; Dieter W. Halwachs: Rombase, Speakers and Numbers pp1.; Dieter W. Halwachs: Rombase, Speakers and Numbers pp1. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Ethnologue; Ethnologue. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

Citation

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Spain Language Profiles (Subcategories)

Romani 3