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Spain

The principal language of Spain is Castilian (otherwise known as Spanish) and it is the only native language in Madrid. However, Spain has five official languages. Although Castilian is the national and most widely spoken language, certain autonomous communities have two official languages. The traditional language of the Basque Country is Euskera, which is radically different from Castilian. Catalan and Valencian share the same linguistic Latin roots as Castilian, but they are separate languages spoken in Cataluña, the Balearic Islands and Valencia. The Autonomous Community of Galicia also has its own language, Galician, and it is very similar to Castilian, but it also shares stro…