Fala language


Fala language

language
name=Fala
nativename=Fala
states=flag|Spain
region=autonomous community of Extremadura.
speakers=6,500
familycolor=Indo-European
fam2=Italic
fam3=Romance
fam4=Italo-Western
fam5=Gallo-Iberian
fam6=Ibero-Romance
fam7=West Iberian
fam8=Portuguese-Galician
agency=none
iso2=roa|iso3=fax

Fala ("Talk") is a Romance language from the Portuguese-Galician subgroup spoken in Spain by about 10,500 people, of which 5,500 live in a valley of the northwestern part of Extremadura near the border with Portugal. The speakers of Fala live in the towns of Valverde del Fresno (Valverdi du Fresnu), Eljas (As Ellas) and San Martín de Trevejo (Sa Martín de Trebellu).

ee also

*Galician-Portuguese
*Portuguese
*Galician
*Fala dos arxinas ("Stonecutters' talk") is a cant spoken by Galician stonecutters.

External links

* [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=fax Ethnologue report for the Fala]


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