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Aranese (aranés in Occitan/Gascon/Aranese) is a variety of Pyrenean Gascon (a dialect of the Occitan language), spoken in Val d'Aran, in northwestern Catalonia (Spain), where it is one of the three official languages besides Catalan and Spanish. Gascon (Gascon, ; French, ) is a dialect of the Occitan language. ... Occitan (IPA AmE: ), known also as Lenga dòc or Langue doc (native name: occitan [1], lenga dòc [2]; native nickname: la lenga nòstra [3] i. ... Val dAran, a small valley (620. ... Anthem: Capital Barcelona Official language(s) Catalan,Spanish and Aranese. ... Catalan IPA: (català IPA: or []) is a Romance language, the national language of Andorra, and a co-official language in the Spanish autonomous communities of Balearic Islands, Catalonia and Valencia (in the latter with the name of Valencian), and in the city of LAlguer in the Italian island of...


Once considered to be an endangered language [citation needed], spoken mainly by older people, it is now experiencing a renaissance; it enjoys co-official status with Catalan and Spanish within the Val d'Aran, and since 1984 has been taught in schools. Val dAran, a small valley (620. ... This article is about the year. ...


About 90% of the inhabitants of the Aran Valley can understand it, and about 65% can speak it. Because of its co-official status the Aranese variety is currently one of the strongest actors in the Occitan sphere, even though it possesses less than 5,000 speakers. An Aranese-English/English-Aranese dictionary was published in 2006 and an Aranese Grammar book (Gramatica aranesa) in March 2007.


Most Aranese are also fluent in Catalan, Spanish, and to a lesser extent also in French. Catalan IPA: (català IPA: or []) is a Romance language, the national language of Andorra, and a co-official language in the Spanish autonomous communities of Balearic Islands, Catalonia and Valencia (in the latter with the name of Valencian), and in the city of LAlguer in the Italian island of...


See also

Occitan (IPA AmE: ), known also as Lenga dòc or Langue doc (native name: occitan [1], lenga dòc [2]; native nickname: la lenga nòstra [3] i. ... The Languages of Spain are the languages spoken or once spoken in the territory of the country of Spain. ...

Ref:

  • Le Gascon de poche, Jean-Marc Leclercq & Sèrgi Javaloyès, Assimil 2004, ISBN 2-7005-0345-7

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Aranese language (125 words)
Aranese (Aranès) is a dialect of Gascon (which is part of the Occitan language group of the Romance languages), spoken in Val d'Aran, Spain, where it is an official language.
Considered to be an endangered language, being spoken mainly by older people, it is now experiencing a renaissance and since 1984 it is taught in school.
Most Aranese are also fluent in Spanish, Catalan and French.
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