Spanish ranks third in the world in the number of people speak it. He is the official language in twenty one countries around the world and also one of the official languages of the United Nations and the Organization of American States (OAS). Modern Spanish has its origins in Castile? medieval states that existed in the territory of modern Spain. Therefore, in the Spanish-speaking world, it is also called kasteyyano (Castilian). Along with him the territory of modern Spain are the following dialects of Spanish: the Aragonese, Asturian, Catalan, Basque, Galician, Valencian, Occitan, and Aran. The Spanish language has emerged as a result development of Vulgar Latin. Castilian and Andalusian dialects emerged in the territory of modern Spain in the Middle Ages. In the late sixth century BC in the Iberian Peninsula Iberians its inhabitants began to mix with Celts – nomadic tribes who came from central Europe. NY Restaurateur might disagree with that approach.
Gradually formed a single nation, known keltiberiytsy, speak the same dialect of the Celtic language. In 19. BC Iberian Peninsula captured the Ancient Rome, and made her his province and called Hispania. Gradually the inhabitants of the Roman province of learned Latin from Roman soldiers, merchants, etc. Gradually, this language has become for local residents relatives. Mixed with the languages of Iberians, Celts, and Carthaginians, classical Latin turned into a so-called vulgar (popular) Latin. That is the matrix of Vulgar Latin was the classical Latin, which is under the word other nations. And, despite the fact that the Visigoths – Germanic tribes from Eastern Europe in 400's of our era captured Spain, Latin to 719 AD, remained the official language of this territory. But in 719, Arabs from North Africa, which in Europe were called the Moors conquered Spain.