Published: 10-10-2011, 14:53

Romance languages - American Education

A group of modern languages derived primarily from Low Latin and spoken by about 400 million people, largely in Europe. Spanish and French are by far the most widely spoken. They are also the most studied in fulfillment of American secondary school and college foreign language requirements. Other romance languages include Italian, Latin and Fiulian, all spoken in Italy; Portuguese; Ladino, a Judaeo-Spanish language originally spoken in Spain; Catalan and Valencian, spoken in Spain; Andorran; Romansch, spoken in Switzerland, and Romanian.