Valencian is the official language of the Valencian Community (Comunitat Valenciana) in Spain, and is also spoken in the El Carche area of the neighbouring Region of Murcia by about 2.4 million people.
Valencian is considered a separate language by about half the people in Valencia, while others consider it to be a variety of Catalan. It is classified by linguists as a Western dialect of Catalan, and the Valencian Language Academy (Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua, AVL) considers Valencian and Catalan to be two names for the same language.
Valencian is used on radio and television stations and in literature. A way to write Valencian was created in 1932 by the AVL. An alternative orthography was created by the Real Acadèmia de Cultura Valenciana (RACV) in 1979.
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Tots els éssers humans neixen lliures i iguals en dignitat i en drets. Són dotats de raó i de consciència, i han de comportar-se fraternalment els uns amb els altres.
A recording of this text by Margarita Gracia Sanz from Valencia
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 Valencian
Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua
Diccionari Normatiu Valencià
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