Catalan-English/English-Catalan Dictionary & Phrasebook
by A. Scott Britton
Catalan is spoken by over 11 million speakers worldwide, primarily in Catalonia, an autonomous region of Spain. It is also used in Valencia, the Basque Country, and Galicia, and is the official language of Andorra.
Catalan thrives and is actively promoted in the business markets and schools of Catalan-speaking cultures. It is important to note that Catalan is not similar to and does not derive from Spanish. Visitors to Catalonia’s capital and largest city, Barcelona, for example, will find signs in Catalan, then in Spanish and English.