Protection Of Catalan Language Strengthens Pro-Independence In Catalonia

As the Catalan language was banned under the Franco dictatorship in Spain, Catalan people have felt strongly about keeping the language going despite the censorship. Since democracy returned to Spain in the 1970’s, a lot of money and effort has been put into protecting the Catalan language. Tourists today will note that Catalan is spoken everywhere in Spain’s second city Barcelona, for instance, and that even adverts, menus and traffic signs there are all in the Catalan language.

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