Published June 29, 2017
This video was submitted by Pau Mateo from Oviedo, Spain, where he lives and studies. Pau's native language is Catalan, having learned Lithuanian abroad, Italian with his partner, and English, French, and Spanish in school. Catalan is spoken by as many as 9 million people, primarily in the Spanish regions of Catalonia, Valencia, and the Balearic Islands, as well as by communities in France and Italy. It is also the national language of Andorra. Catalan speakers are enthusiastic netizens, having produced one of the earliest non-English Wikipedias in 2001, grassroots translations of Facebook and Twitter in 2008, and the first language-based top-level domain, '.cat'.