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Catalan is a very old language with European affiliation. It is mainly spoken in Catalonia, an autonomous community in the north-eastern region of Spain. However, Catalan is also heard in southern France, Andorra, Spain, and Sardinia, Italy.
Known as one of the Romance Languages, Catalan started as a distinct language in the 12th century when it replaced Latin and Provencal in scientific, legal, and literary documents.
The language faced a setback in the early 18th century when Spain's Phillip V established rule in Catalonia and declared Spanish as the official language. Catalan returned as the official language in the 19th century, and in the early 20th century The Institute of Catalan Studies established a standardized version of the language.
Presently, Catalan is a co-official language in Catalonia along with Spanish. Written, Catalan utilized a Western-style alphabet of 27 characters. The extra character comes from an accented "C" known as a trencada.