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Asturian (Asturianu)

Asturian, which is also known as Bable, is a Romance language spoken by about 550,000 people in parts of Asturias (Asturies) in the north of Spain. Asturian is very closely related to Mirandese and was influenced by the pre-Roman languages spoken in the Asturias region.

Asturian first appeared in writing in 1155. It was used in official documents until the 14th century, when it started to be replaced by Spanish. It was also used to some extent in literature during this period. Between the 14th and 17th centuries, writtten Asturian disappeared from official documents and was only used informally. During the 17th century there was a literary revival started by Anton de Marirreguera.

Asturian alphabet

A a B b C c D d E e F f G g H h
a be ce de e efe gue hache
I i L l M m N n Ñ ñ O o P p R r
i ele eme ene eñe o pe ere
S s T t U u V v X x Y y Z z  
ese te u uve xe ye zeta

K (ka), J (jota) and W (uve doble) are not part of the alphabet, and are only used in loanwards

Asturian pronunciation

Asturian pronunciation


An acute accent is used to indicate stress, and to differentiate homonymous monosyllables

Sample text in Asturian

Tolos seres humanos nacen llibres y iguales en dignidá y drechos y, pola mor de la razón y la conciencia de so, han comportase hermaniblemente los unos colos otros.


All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Information about Astruian | Astruian phrases


Information about the Asturian Language

Astruian phrases,109

Asutrian-Spanish translator

Asturian - The Asturian Language in education in Spain

Academic de la Llingua Asturiana

Xunta Pola Defensa De La Llingua Asturiana

Radio Sele - Asturian language radio

Online news and magazines in Asturian

Romance languages

Aragonese, Aranese, Aromanian, Asturian, Catalan, Corsican, Dalmatian, Emilian-Romagnol, Extremaduran, Fala, Franco-Provençal, French, Friulian, Galician, Gallo, Genoese, Guernésiais, Istriot, Italian, Jèrriais, Ladino, Ladin, Lombard, Megleno-Romanian, Mirandese, Moldovan, Monégasque, Occitan, Picard, Piedmontese, Portuguese, Romanian, Romansh, Sardinian, Sicilian, Spanish, Venetian, Walloon

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet

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