Where did the Catalonians come from?

Where did the Catalonians come from?

The current official category of “Catalans” is that of the citizens of Catalonia, an autonomous community in Spain and the inhabitants of the Roussillon historical region in southern France, today the Pyrénées Orientales department, also called Northern Catalonia and Pays Catalan in French.

Where are the Catalonians located?


Catalonia Catalunya (Catalan) Catalonha (Occitan) Cataluña (Spanish)
Location of Catalonia (red) in Spain
Coordinates: 41°49′N 1°28′E
Country Spain
Status Autonomous community (styled as nationality)

What is Catalan derived from?

vulgar Latin
Catalan is not, as some believe, a dialect of Spanish, but a language that developed independently out of the vulgar Latin spoken by the Romans who colonised the Tarragona area. It is spoken by 9 million people in Catalonia, Valencia, the Balearic Isles, Andorra and the town of Alghero in Sardinia.

Is Catalan related to French?

The short answer is no, French and Catalan are not 100% mutually intelligible. It’s estimated that up to 80% of the Catalan lexicon is shared with the French language. They have several words that are incredibly similar, such as mercès and merci, tot bé and tout bien, meaning “thank you” and “all good” respectively.

What is Catalan a combination of?

Catalan evolved directly from common Latin. This of course explains Catalan’s similarities of vocabulary and grammar with French, Spanish and even Italian, because all of these languages fall under the so-called Romance languages, which branched out from Latin.

Where are Castillian people from?

As an ethnicity, Castilians are most commonly associated with the sparsely populated inner plateau of the Iberian peninsula, which is split in two by the Sistema Central mountain range in northern or Old Castile and southern or New Castile.

What is Catalan made up of?

The Catalan language originated from Vulgar Latin in the Pyrenees Mountains between France and Spain. It diverged from the other Romance languages in the 9th century. At that time, Catalan spread quickly throughout the Iberian peninsula when the Catalan counts conquered Muslim territory.

What is the Catalunya/Catalonia DNA Project?

The “Catalunya/Catalonia DNA Project” co-administered by Joseph Falguera and Jordi Torruella welcomes people whose paternal or maternal lines trace back to Catalonia and/or who carry Catalan surnames. The Catalan people live in the region called Catalonia (Catalunya) in eastern Spain as well as in the neighboring country of Andorra.

What happened to the Proceso Independentista Catalán?

Entre el 12 de febrero y el 12 de junio de 2019 tuvo lugar el juicio a los líderes del proceso independentista catalán. La sentencia la dio a conocer el Tribunal Supremo el 14 de octubre de 2019 por la que los acusados fueron condenados a penas de prisión de entre 9 y 13 años por un delito de sedición y no de rebelión, como pedía la fiscalía.

Who are the Independentistas in Spain?

También hay una gran diversidad de colectivos y entidades independentistas, así como grupos juveniles como la Joventut Nacionalista de Catalunya, las JERC y Arran, además del sindicato estudiantil SEPC . Apoyo político en las elecciones autonómicas de 2012 a partidos políticos tradicionalmente independentistas ( ERC, Solidaritat y la CUP ).

What is the Catalan independence movement?

The Catalan independence movement (Catalan: independentisme català; Spanish: independentismo catalán) is a social movement historically derived from Catalan nationalism, which seeks independence of Catalonia from Spain.