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Catalan language,

member of the Romance group of the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages. It is spoken by about 8 million people in Catalonia, Valencia, the Balearic Islands, and part of Aragon in Spain, in the region of Roussillon in SE France, the city of Alghero in Sardinia, and in the tiny nation Andorra (where it is the official tongue). Like the other Romance languagesRomance languages,
group of languages belonging to the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Italic languages). Also called Romanic, they are spoken by about 670 million people in many parts of the world, but chiefly in Europe and the Western Hemisphere.
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, Catalan is descended from Latin. It is written in the Roman alphabet. It is also the medium of a noteworthy literature.

Bibliography

See W. J. Entwistle, The Spanish Language, Together with Portuguese, Catalan and Basque (2d ed. 1962); J. Gili, Introductory Catalan Grammar (3d ed. 1967).

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When the government proposes an option so extreme as article 155 (powers) it's because we believe that there has been a serious failure by Puigdemont to meet his obligations," Justice Minister Rafael Catala said during a radio interview.
When the government proposes an option so extreme as Article 155 (powers to cancel Catalonia's autonomous status), it's because we believe that there has been a serious failure by Puigdemont to meet his obligations," Justice Minister Rafael Catala said during a radio interview.
When Catala did not repay the loan, the appellant sued him in Rhode Island state court.
As an online-first retailer, we have been very good at using data to help us build an outstanding customer journey online," Catala says.
Analitzar el perfil dels pacients derivats a la Unitat de Psicooncologia de l'Institut Catala d'Oncologia (ICO) que realitzen tractament amb radioterapia durant 2015.
But Justice Minister Rafael Catala said Friday the government had approved an extra measure to save paperwork for thousands who had already filed applications for nationality before the latest law came into force.
Por lo tanto, una pintura, al ocupar el espacio (medio), tradicionalmente ocupado por el texto, al igual que el libro, deja de ser pintura y se convierte en su ilustracion, afirma Josep Catala (2011: 5).
The study was carried out by researchers from Institut Catala de Ciencies del Cllma, Spain and other global institutions, and was published in The Lancet.
Tajani held a meeting with representatives of the three companies involved in the enlargement of the Panama Canal (Sacyr, Impregilo and Jan de Nul), Italy's Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs Mario Giro, and Spain's Secretary of State for Infrastructure Rafael Catala.
Infrastructure secretary Rafael Catala said earlier this week that the ministry, which had appointed Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) and N+1 as advisors on the process, aimed to complete the privatisation this year.
Many of the private sector employers are under bankruptcy protection, which represents about $60 million of the amount," Catala said.