Spanish Language Division
Hello and welcome to the Wikiversity Spanish Language Division. This division coordinates and focuses studies on the Spanish language as a foreign language and Spanish language for native speakers. Here you can learn Spanish and explore its cultures, as well as teach others.
Spanish, or Castilian, is a Romance language that originated in northern Spain and it was taken to Africa, the Americas and Asia Pacific between the 15th and 19th centuries. Today, Spanish is an official language of Spain, most Latin American countries and Equatorial Guinea; 21 nations speak it as their primary language. Spanish also is one of the six official languages of the UN; and 400 million people natively speak it, making it the most spoken Romance language, and the second most-spoken language by native speakers (1st Chinese). On the other hand, Spanish is the second most-studied language in the world (1st English).