What is Catalan?

  • (noun): The Romance language spoken in Catalonia in eastern Spain (related to Spanish and Occitan).
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Languages Of Catalonia - Political and Social Issues
... Under the Franco dictatorship Catalan was, until the 1970s, excluded from the state education system and all other official and governmental use, including the prohibition of baptizing children with ... on a long term language policy to increase the use of Catalan and has, since 1983, enforced laws which attempt to protect, and extend, the use of Catalan ... a way to discourage the use of Spanish, while some other, including the Catalan government and the European Union consider the policies not only respectful, but also an example which "should be ...
Spain's Other Languages - Catalan Names - Catalan Hypocoristics and Nicknames
... Many Catalan names are shortened to hypocoristic forms using only the final portion of the name (unlike Spanish, which mostly uses only the first portion of the name ... Thus, shortened Catalan names taking the first portion of the name are probably influenced by the Spanish tradition ... and specially since Francisco Franco's dictatorship example Catalan names are Antoni/Antònia = Toni, Tònia, Tonet Bartomeu = Tomeu Daniel = Dani Dolors ...
... Catalan can also refer to Catalan people Catalan language Països Catalans, territories where Catalan is spoken The Catalans is a neighborhood of Marseilles ... Persons with the surname Catalan Eugène Charles Catalan, a mathematician Miguel Ángel Catalán (1894–1957), Spanish spectroscopist Moses Chayyim Catalan ...
Sebastià Juan Arbó
... Sebastià Juan Arbó (1902-1984) was a Catalan novelist and playwright ... He wrote in Catalan and Spanish ... He was an honorary member of the Association of Writers in the Catalan Language ...
Languages Of Catalonia - Statistics
... years old declared Spanish as their habitual language of use, versus 35.64% for Catalan, with 11.95% of complete bilinguals a larger number claims Catalan as "their own ...

More definitions of "Catalan":

  • (adj): Relating to or denoting or characteristic of Catalonia or its inhabitants.
    Example: "Catalan independence movement"
  • (noun): A native or inhabitant of Catalonia.
  • (adj): Relating to or characteristic of the Catalan language.
    Example: "Catalan poetry"

Famous quotes containing the word catalan:

    God forgives the sin of gluttony.
    Catalan proverb, quoted in Colman Andrews, Catalan Cuisine.

    It’s better that it should make you sick than that you don’t eat it at all.
    Catalan proverb, quoted in Colman Andrews, Catalan Cuisine.

    The table kills more people than war does.
    Catalan proverb, quoted in Colman Andrews, Catalan Cuisine.