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Aranese (Occitan: aranés) is a standardized form of the Pyrenean Gascon variety of the Occitan language spoken in the Val d'Aran, in northwestern Catalonia close to the Spanish border with France, where it is one of the three official languages beside Catalan and Spanish. In 2010, it was declared the third official language in Catalonia by the Parliament of Catalonia.
|Region||Val d'Aran (Catalonia)|
|ca. 2,600 + ca. 2,100 non-native (2001)|
Official language in
Aranese area in the traditionally Occitan-speaking territory
The official names of towns in Val d'Aran are Occitan; for example, the Occitan name Vielha is used on maps and road signs instead of the Catalan and Spanish Viella.