Asturian is a Romance language. It is spoken by about 550,000 people in the provinces of Asturias and León in Spain, and in the area of Miranda de Douro in Portugal. The language has been used in literature since the 17th century and is also taught in schools.

Map of Asturian language speakers.
Map of Asturian language speakers.

Basic stats

Total speakers: 550,000

Main Countries: Spain (in the provinces od Asturias and León), Portugal (in the area of Miranda de Douro)

Alternate names: Astur-Leonese, Asturian-Leonese, Asturianu

ISO 639-3 Code: ast

Language Sample

1. Daquella tola tierra tenía una llingua y les mesmes pallabres.

2. Y emigrando los homes dende l'oriente alcontraron una llanera nel país de Xinar, y establecéronse ellí.

1. And all the earth had one language and one tongue.

2. And it came about that in their wandering from the east, they came to a stretch of flat country in the land of Shinar, and there they made their living-place.

(Tower of Babel, Genesis:11, 1-2)

Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Asturian:

  • For Consumers

(Coming soon)


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