Chicago Tribune. Catalan language pride fuels independence debate 15 nov 2012
Catalan language pride fuels independence debate
BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) – Barcelona may be Spain’s second city, but some tourists to this top Mediterranean travel spot might get a surprise when they find that traffic signs, advertisements and menus are not in Spanish but another romance language: Catalan.
The language, which is similar to Spanish and French, was banned for almost 40 years during the right-wing dictatorship of Francisco Franco, and only used secretly, in the home.
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