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Una breve historia del idioma español (A Brief History of the
Una historia breve del idioma español
(A Brief History of the Spanish Language)
Señora Shamah
Flagstaff High School
La Clase de Español I
Where does Spanish come from?
• ¡España!
(SPAIN!)
Where does Spanish come from?
• During the Middle Ages, Spanish developed in the
Castile region of Spain which is why it is
sometimes called “castellano.”
• Spanish was greatly influenced by different
dialects from the Iberian peninsula, as well as
Latin and Arabic.
• Lucky for us, Spanish has much in common with
English because they are both LATIN-influenced
languages.
How did Spanish leave Spain?
• Spanish was first brought to the Western
Hemisphere (the Americas and the
Caribbean) 5 centuries ago by Spanish
explorers and colonists.
• Most of the explorers and colonists came
from southern Spain, bringing with them
accents from Andalusia.
Where is Spanish spoken in the
world today?
• Europa (España)
Where is Spanish spoken in the
world today?
• Las Islas Caribeñas (El Caribe)
Cuba, la República Dominicana, Puerto Rico
Where is Spanish spoken in the
world today?
• Sudamérica
Venezuela
Colombia
Ecuador
Perú
Bolivia
Paraguay
Chile
Uruguay
Argentina
Where is Spanish spoken in the
world today?
• Centroamérica
Guatemala
Honduras
El Salvador
Nicaragua
Costa Rica
Panamá
Where is Spanish spoken in the
world today?
• Norteamérica
Los Estados Unidos
México
Why is Spanish an important
language in the United States?
• The U.S. has the 2nd largest Spanish-speaking
population in the world!
• Over 48 million residents of the U.S. use Spanish
as their primary language.
• Major cities in the U.S. with large Spanishspeaking populations are:
– New York City
-- Chicago
– Miami
-- Phoenix
– Los Angeles
-- Houston
How will knowing Spanish help
you in your future?
• Learning Spanish will actually help you with
your English!
• Knowing Spanish will look excellent on a
college application.
• Speaking more than one language makes you a
better candidate when looking for a job.
• Knowing Spanish will open up doors to many
potential opportunities to travel, meet new
people, and understand cultures different than
your own.
Español en el mundo hoy
(Spanish in the world today)
Now that you have learned briefly about the
history of Spanish and where it is spoken in the
world today, we are now going to examine the
Spanish-speaking world more carefully.
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