The Spanish Language is a Romance language with its roots in ancient Latin. With more than 400 million Spanish speakers in the world today, it has achieved the status of the 4th most spoken language in the world. It’s spoken in 21 countries as the official language - from Latin America, to a large contingent in the United States, and it’s still growing in prominence. Present in former Spanish colonies such as the Philippines (Asia), Equatorial Guinea and the Western Sahara (Africa); the Spanish language also has great future projections for those who are interested in learning it, because of the wide socio-cultural repertoire offered. By 2050, the world is estimated to have over 530 million Spanish speakers, of which 100 million will be living in the United States. So if you want to survive in this globalized world, fluency in Spanish is important.
Its closest language is Galician, spoken in Galicia, located in north western Spain and north of Portugal. Spanish is very close to Portuguese too, which allows speakers of both language speakers to understand remnants of each other.
In 1986, Spanish became one of the official languages of the European Union (EU) when Spain was admitted to the organization.