Castellanese language

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Castellanese
Castellanés
RegionOriginally Flag of Castellan.png Castellán , now worldwide
Native speakers200–300 million (as of 2007)
Language familyUletarephian
Early formsOld Castellanese
  • Middle Castellanese
    • Early-Modern Castellanese
      • Castellanese
Writing systemRomantian script
Signed formsSigned Castellanese
Official status
Official language in
Commonly used
Adariaflag.png Adaria
Flag of Antharia.png Antharia
Flag-Ataraxia-v1.png Ataraxia
Egani flag 2.png Egani
GobrassanyaFlag01.png Gobrassanya
Meilan flag.png Meilan
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Valosia

Dependent entity
Takora Flag.png Takora (Alora)

International organizations
Regulated byCommonwealth of Castilophone Countries
OGFL-1ct
OGFL-2cst


The Castellanese language (also called "Castilian" in Ingerish, called natively castellanés or casteñol) is an Uletarephian/Romantish language, that originated in Castellán and today used in wide distribution in the world due to the historic colonial activities of the Castellanese people. Because of its vast geographical distribution includes great variety of dialects.

Castellanese evolved from several dialects of Romantian in Castellán, through the mass expuslions during Purgatio Nortia or the Notion Clearances. It was first documented in central-northern of Castellán in the 12th century in the Kingdom of Taredo.

Castellanese closely related to languages like Astur, Ocetanic, Catanese, Franquese, Florescentian, Garonese, Ispelian, Románš, Satro-Romance and many others.

From its beginnings, Castellanese vocabulary was influenced by its contact with Iskera, as well as by neighboring Uletarephian languages, and later it absorbed many Mazanic words during the Mazanic people presence in Castellán. It also adopted words from other languages like Catanese, Franquese, Florescentian and Ispelian. With the expansion was influenced by Central Oceanic/Asanic languages like Aloran or Gobrassian, as well as from Indigenous languages like Mayanese or Narg.

History

Castellanese evolved from several dialects of Romantian in the Kingdom of Taredo, through the mass expuslions during Purgatio Nortia or the Notion Clearances. Previously, several pre-Romantian languages (also called Mojacanian languages)—unrelated to Romantian. These languages included Iskera (still spoken today), Doiranese, Suebician and Bandalic. Traces of Iskera especially can be found in the Castellanese vocabulary today.

The first documents, the Glosas Aurelianas, to record what is today regarded as the precursor of modern Castellanese are from the 12th century. Throughout the Middle Era and into the modern era, the most important influences on the Castellanese lexicon came from neighboring Romantish languages-Astur, Ocetanic, Catanese,Galecian, Garonese, Satro-Romance, Franquese, Florescentian and Ispelian. Castellanese also borrowed a considerable number of words from Iskera and Mazanic. In addition, many more words were borrowed from Romantian through the influence of written language and the liturgical language of the Church.

Distribution

Currently there are upwards of 374 million speakers (subject to revision), worldwide. The following table shows distribution.

Country Number of speakers Notes
Latflag.png Latina 100,000,000 roundabout, official language with some special influences of frenkisk, italisk and zylandian
BanderaDeAmmirice.png Ammirice 95,100,000
Flag of Castellan.png Castellán 58,700,000
Castilea Archantea.svgCastilea Archantea 46,770,000
VegaFlag.PNG Vega 30,000,000
Luciano Flag FA.png Ardisphere 16,000,000
Adariaflag.png Adaria 15,000,000 Official in the state of Catelia
Takora Flag.png Takora 10,000,000 ?
Balam utz flag.png Balam-Utz 12,581,638
Egani flag 2.png Egani 1,220,000 Third most commonly spoken language in the country.
Flag-Ataraxia-v1.png Ataraxia 1,000,000
Jardinian flag.png Jardinia 400,000
TarrasesFlagforMini.png Tárrases 200,000
Flag of Antharia.png Antharia 25,000 Mostly in Bărădin, the capital city of Antharia
Midistland national flag.png Midistland tbd tbd
Allendea-Flag.png Allendea tbd national language
Xochimalta-flag.png Xochimalta tdb Official language

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