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Catalan Romance language spoken mainly in ne Spain, but also in the Balearic Islands, Andorra, and s France. There are c.6 million speakers.


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Catalan a Romance language closely related to Castilian Spanish and Provençal, widely spoken in Catalonia, an autonomous region of NE Spain with a strong separatist tradition (where it has official status alongside Castilian Spanish) and in Andorra, the Balearic Islands, and parts of southern France.


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catalán (Sp.), catalane (Fr.). Type of Sp. dance from Catalonia.