Extremaduran

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A language of Spain

Alternate Names
Barranquênhu, Barranquian, Cahtúo, Cahtúö, Ehtremeñu, Extremeño
Population

200,000 in Spain. 500,000 able to use it, including some monolinguals (1994 T. Erickson). Most use northern dialect. Ethnic population: 1,100,000 (1994). Total users in all countries: 201,500.

Location

Extremadura autonomous community: northwest Caceres province; Castille and Leon autonomous community: southwest Salamanca province.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Northern Extremaduran (Artu Ehtremeñu), Central Extremaduran (Meyu Ehtremeñu), Southern Extremaduran (Bahu Ehtremeñu). Related to the eastern dialect of Tur-Leonese.

Typology

SVO.

Language Use

All domains. Mainly older adults. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 90%.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

2 orthographies, one Castilian-like, developed early 20th century by the famous poet José María Gabriel y Galán; the other more recent and more phonetic.

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