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Spanish people

Spanish people
1st row: Isabella I of CastileFerdinand II of Aragon • Hernán Cortés • Ignatius LoyolaCharles I • Teresa of Ávila
2nd row: CervantesFrancisco Goya • José María de Pereda • Rosalía de Castro • Pérez Galdós • Leopoldo Alas
3rd row: Gaudí • Picasso • Dalí • Juan Carlos I of SpainAntonio BanderasRafael Nadal
Ethnic group
GroupSpanish people
Population dateSpanish
44 million
360 million
Significant populationsSpain Spain 41,242,592 Spanish nationals abroad
60.1% Americas - 36.9% Europe - 3% other
Argentina Argentina322,002 c
Brazil82,189 f
Mexico77,069 e
US United States72,730 a
UK60,368 h
Cuba52,638 i
Peru10,889 i

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Spanish people (or Spaniards) are a nation and ethnic group native to Spain. Within Spain, there are additionally a number of regional nations, reflecting the complex history of Spain. They also form a significant diaspora, the result of Spanish colonialism and emigration, with Spanish communities established around the world, most notably in Latin America.

The official language of Spain is Spanish (español or castellano), the standard language based on the mediaeval dialect of the Castilians of central Spain. There are several regional languages; with the exception of Basque, the languages native to Spain are Romance languages, of Roman origin.

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