Where did the Spanish Language start? Spain, Africa, or neither? Please Help Me!!!!!!!!!
Where did Spanish start?
Oops! I thought that was When not Where, but that is discussed in this article also.
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Spanish evolved from Vulgar Latin, with influences from Arabic in vocabulary during the Andalusian period
If you follow the link to Andalusian period it is listed as 711-1492 A.D.
Spanish, French, Italian, Greek, English, German, Russian, Hindi and many other languages supposedly come from a common language from which we have no records of, called Indo-European. From Latin we have Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French and Romanian, although the Normand presence in England had such a profound influence in English vocabulary, that nowadays there are more words from Latin origin in English than from any other language, if you look at a comprehensive dictionary.. Before the Romans, there were other people in the Spanish peninsula, some of them with a rich culture, but there are only a few words remaining from them. Spanish is basically a modern heir of the Roman Empire.
Spanish started out as a Latin dialect in northern Spain.