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    No pants, Wearin'a Helmet MitaDC's Avatar
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    Latin Speaking Countries?

    Hey guys, I need to know which countries, if any speak latin. I am not very well educated on the subject but I dont' think the latin I am talking about is Latino or Spanish or whatever. Thanks
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    I thought latin was dead, and only used for historical references (like old documents, etc.)
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    I think the only place it is in wide use is the Catholic Church.
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    kk, starting a new company with my gf's dad called CCE technologies and we are trying to think of a logo so I didn't know if anybody still spoke it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siliconjunkie
    I think the only place it is in wide use is the Catholic Church.
    So to answer your question: The Vatican.

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    Plenty of people speak it. Go find some Catholic HS students. Most still have a Latin club.
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    The Vatican city is considered a country in and of itself.
    Ecclesiastical Latin remains the formal language of the Roman Catholic Church to this day, which makes it the official national language of the Vatican.
    From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin

    And NO to your second question, latin is not Latino nor is "latino" derived(except for a few words) from latin.
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    Not sure on your statement about Spanish/Latino not derived from Latin. I think that all the romance languages (English, Spanish, French, Italian) have their roots in Latin. Off to google.
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    The Romance languages, also called Romanic languages, are a subfamily of the Italic languages, specifically the descendants of the Vulgar Latin dialects spoken by the common people evolving in different areas after the break-up of the Roman Empire. Latin itself is considered an Italic but not a Romance language.
    I swear I remember them all being rooted in latin, but it has been a long time since Spanish class.
    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romance_languages
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    Today the six most widely spoken standardized Romance languages (sometimes referred to as Romanic languages, Latin languages or Neo-Latin languages) are Spanish (c. 329 million native), Portuguese (c. 236 million native), French (c. 68 million native), Italian (c. 62 million native), Romanian (c. 23 million native), and Catalan (c. 12 million native).

    I speak Romanian myself and can understand 80% of old Latin texts

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    wow, dredge up a post that was already answered 7 years ago...

    Just to reply once on this forum, no other threads, and then disappear into the internet mist never to be seen again.

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