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.

Read the full article here.

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Posted on November 17, 2012, in BY COUNTRY, BY DATE, BY LANGUAGE, BY SOURCE, Chicago Tribune, English, november 2012, United States of America. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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