A language of Spain
ISO 639-3: ext
||200,000 in Spain. 500,000 able to use it, including some monolinguals (1994 T. Erickson). Most use northern dialect. Population total all countries: 201,500. Ethnic population: 1,100,000 (1994).
||Extremadura Autonomous Region (except the Fala-speaking valley northwest, Portuguese dialect-speaking strips west, and Spanish-speaking strip east); some neighboring areas. Also in Portugal.
Portugal and Spain
||Barranquian, Cahtúo, Cahtúö, Ehtremeñu, Extremeño
||Northern Extremaduran (Artu Ehtremeñu), Central Extremaduran (Meyu Ehtremeñu), Southern Extremaduran (Bahu Ehtremeñu). Related to the eastern dialect of Tur-Leonese.
||Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Ibero-Romance, West Iberian, Castilian
||All domains. Mainly older adults. Some also use Spanish.
||Literacy rate in L2: 90%.
||2 orthographies, one Castilian-like, developed around the turn of the 20th century by the famous poet José María Gabriel y Galán, the other more recent and more phonetic. SVO.
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