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-{{Template}}+{{Template}}'''Spanish''' or '''Castilian''' (''castellano'') is a [[Romance languages|Romance language]] originally from the northern area of [[Spain]]. From there, its use gradually spread inside the Kingdom of [[Kingdom of Castile|Castile]], where it evolved and eventually became the principal language of the government and trade. It was later taken to [[Spanish Empire#Territories in Africa (1898–1975)|Africa]], the [[Spanish colonization of the Americas|Americas]] and [[Spanish East Indies|Asia Pacific]] when they were brought under Spanish colonial rule between the 15th and 19th centuries.
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 +Today, it is one of the official languages of Spain, most [[Latin American]] countries and [[Equatorial Guinea]]. In total, 21 nations use Spanish as their primary language. Spanish is also one of [[United Nations#Languages|six official languages]] of the [[United Nations]].
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 +The language is spoken by between 322 and 400 million people natively.
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Spanish or Castilian (castellano) is a Romance language originally from the northern area of Spain. From there, its use gradually spread inside the Kingdom of Castile, where it evolved and eventually became the principal language of the government and trade. It was later taken to Africa, the Americas and Asia Pacific when they were brought under Spanish colonial rule between the 15th and 19th centuries.

Today, it is one of the official languages of Spain, most Latin American countries and Equatorial Guinea. In total, 21 nations use Spanish as their primary language. Spanish is also one of six official languages of the United Nations.

The language is spoken by between 322 and 400 million people natively.



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