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Encyclopedia > Latin Union
(Catalan) Unió Llatina
(Spanish) Unión Latina
(French) Union Latine
(Italian) Unione Latina
(Portuguese) União Latina
(Romanian) Uniunea Latină
Latin Union
Headquarters Paris, France
38°46′N 9°11′W / 38.767, -9.183
Official languages Catalan, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian
Membership 37
(plus 3 observers)
Leaders
 -  General Secretariat Bernardino Osio
Establishment 15 May 1954
Website
http://www.unilat.org

The Latin Union is an international organization of nations that use a Romance language. Its aim is to protect, project, and promote the common heritage and unifying identities of the Latin, and Latin-influenced, world. It was created in 1954 and it has existed as a functional institution since 1983. Since that time its member states have risen from 12 to 37, and its membership now covers all parts of the world. Image File history File links Logo_Uniunea_Latina. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... An official language is a language that is given a special legal status in the countries, states, and other territories. ... 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, and in the city of LAlguer in the Italian island of Sardinia. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar). ... For the political science journal, see International Organization. ... The Romance languages, also called Romanic languages, are a subfamily of the Italic languages, specifically the descendants of the Vulgar Latin dialects spoken by the common people evolving in different areas after the break-up of the Roman Empire. ... For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ...


The official names of the Latin Union are Unió Llatina in Catalan, Union Latine in French, Unione Latina in Italian, União Latina in Portuguese, Uniunea Latină in Romanian, Unión Latina in Spanish. 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, and in the city of LAlguer in the Italian island of Sardinia. ...

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Criteria

According to the Latin Union's website, membership is open to any nation that meets the following criteria:

  • Linguistic criteria
    • Official language derived from Latin
    • Latin-derived language used in education
    • Latin-derived language commonly used in the mass media or in daily life
  • Linguistic/cultural criteria
    • Existence of significant literature in a Latin-derived language
    • Press and publication in Latin-derived language
    • Television with a strong proportion of the programming in a Latin-derived language
    • Radio widely broadcast in a Latin-derived language
  • Cultural criteria
    • Direct or indirect inheritance of the legacy of Ancient Rome, to which the state remains faithful and which it perpetuates mainly through the education of Latin
    • Cultural education of Latin-derived foreign languages
    • Interchanges with other Latin countries
    • Societal organization, particularly in the legal plane, based on respect for fundamental liberties, the general principles of human rights and democracy, tolerance and freedom of religion.

For the journal, see Linguistics (journal). ... Popular press redirects here; note that the University of Wisconsin Press publishes under the imprint The Popular Press. Mass media is a term used to denote a section of the media specifically envisioned and designed to reach a very large audience such as the population of a nation state. ... For other uses, see Literature (disambiguation). ... Popular press redirects here; note that the University of Wisconsin Press publishes under the imprint The Popular Press. Mass media is a term used to denote a section of the media specifically envisioned and designed to reach a very large audience such as the population of a nation state. ... “Publisher” redirects here. ... Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Culture (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Law (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Liberty (disambiguation). ... Human rights are rights which some hold to be inalienable and belonging to all humans. ...

Member states

Members of the Latin Union:     Catalan     French     Italian     Portuguese     Romanian     Spanish
Members of the Latin Union:
     Catalan     French     Italian     Portuguese     Romanian     Spanish

The Latin Union currently has members from seven continents, if territorial claims of Argentina, Chile and France to Antarctica are valid (listed by the Romance language that is spoken there): Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 370 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,357 × 628 pixels, file size: 29 KB, MIME type: image/png) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 370 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,357 × 628 pixels, file size: 29 KB, MIME type: image/png) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... 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, and in the city of LAlguer in the Italian island of Sardinia. ... Dymaxion map by Buckminster Fuller shows land mass with minimal distortion as only one continuous continent A continent (Latin continere, to hold together) is a large continuous mass of land on the planet Earth. ...

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, and in the city of LAlguer in the Italian island of Sardinia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Andorra. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Haiti. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Monaco. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Senegal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_San_Marino. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Angola. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cape_Verde. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guinea-Bissau. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mozambique. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sao_Tome_and_Principe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_East_Timor. ... Motto: Unidade, Acção, Progresso (Portuguese: Unity, Action, Progress) Anthem: Pátria Capital (and largest city) Dili Official languages Tetum and Portuguese1 Demonym East Timorese Government Parliamentary republic  -  President José Ramos-Horta  -  Acting President Fernando de Araújo  -  Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão Independence from Portugal²   -  Declared November 28, 1975... Image File history File links Flag_of_Moldova. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bolivia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chile. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colombia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Costa_Rica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ecuador. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_El_Salvador. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guatemala. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Honduras. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nicaragua. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Panama. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Paraguay. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Peru. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uruguay. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Venezuela. ...

Permanent observers

Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Vatican_City. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malta. ...

Official languages

The official languages of the Latin Union are Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Romanian. The middle four are used as working languages. All the texts of general diffusion are translated into these four languages, with some also going into Catalan and Romanian. The logo of Latin Union has recently included the Catalan version of the name (Unió Llatina), since Andorra is now a member and Catalan is the only official language in that state. 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, and in the city of LAlguer in the Italian island of Sardinia. ... 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, and in the city of LAlguer in the Italian island of Sardinia. ...


See also

The Association of Spanish Language Academies (Spanish: ) was created in Mexico in 1951 and represents the union of all the separate academies in the Spanish speaking world. ... Headquarters Lisbon, Portugal Official language Portuguese Membership 8 (plus 2 observers) Leaders  -  Executive Secretariat Luís de Matos Monteiro da Fonseca Establishment 1996 Website http://www. ... This article is about the auxiliary language created by the International Auxiliary Language Association. ... Motto Égalité, Complémentarité, Solidarité Members and participants of La Francophonie. ... Latin Africa, historically those countries in North Africa, from Morocco to Egypt, which were part of the Roman Empire, also called the Maghreb. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... Latin Europe Latin Europe (Italian, Portuguese and Spanish: Europa latina; French: Europe latine; Romanian: Europa latină; Catalan: Europa llatina; Franco-Provençal: Eropa latina) is composed of those nations and areas in Europe that speak a Romance language and are seen as having a distinct culture from the Germanic and... The Latin peoples, also known as Romance peoples, are those European linguistic-cultural groups and their descendants all over the world that speak Romance languages. ... The Latin Monetary Union (LMU) was a 19th century attempt to unify several European currencies into a single currency that could be used in all the member states, at a time when most national currencies were still made out of gold and silver. ... The Organization of Ibero-American States is an international organisation, comprising Latin America, Spain and Portugal. ... The Romance languages (sometimes referred to as Romanic languages) are a branch of the Indo-European language family that comprises all the languages that descend from Latin, the language of the Roman Empire. ...

External links

  • Official site (Catalan) (Spanish) (French) (Italian) (Portuguese) (Romanian)

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