Like all Romance languages, Spanish is derived from a third-century dialect of spoken or vulgar Latin.
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%.
Spanish, the language of an international culture, continues to expand.
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.
Great stories have been written in Spanish. Writers from all centuries and genres have taken the language to its most glorious.