Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world, with over 500 million Spanish-speaking people. In the US, there are more than 40 million people who speak Spanish. It is the mother tongue of twenty-one countries of the world, as well as being an official and commonly used language of forums such as the UN, the EU and Interpol. It is anticipated that by the year 2050, 10% of the world’s population will communicate in our language.
It is estimated that 15% of the gross domestic product (GDP) of a state is linked to language. Sharing the Spanish language increases bilateral trade by close to 290%.

The Aemilianensis Codex (San Millán de la Cogolla, La Rioja, 964 AD) is considered to be the first encyclopaedia written in the Iberian Peninsula. Photo: U.R.

Like all Romance languages, Spanish is derived from a third-century dialect of spoken or vulgar Latin.

According to estimates, 7.5% of the global population will speak Spanish by 2030

Spanish, the language of an international culture, continues to expand.

Dictionary of the Royal Spanish Language Academy. Esteban Biba (EFE)

RAE is the institution ensuring linguistic unity and language standardisation, while Instituto Cervantes brings the Spanish language to the most distant places in the world.

Spanish is language of universal reach, vehicle of a few of the world’s most popular literary masterpieces.

Great stories have been written in Spanish. Writers from all centuries and genres have taken the language to its most glorious.

Several regions in Spain have a second official language.

Spain is a rich country in terms of cultural and linguistic diversity. Along with Spanish, Catalan, Valencian, Galician and Basque are official languages.