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Spain: Catalonia's “Declaration of Sovereignty” Translated into 36 Languages

Categories: Western Europe, Spain, Citizen Media

On January 23, 2013, amid rising tensions with the Spanish government, the regional parliament of Catalonia approved by majority vote a Declaration of Sovereignty [1] [ca] — seen widely as a prelude to a referendum on independence, expected to be held by 2014. Thanks to a diverse team of collaborators, the online Catalan-language publication Vilaweb [2] [ca] has been able to offer the document in thirty-six languages. It is now available in: Afrikaans [3], English [4]Arabic [5], Aragonese [6], Arpetan [7]Asturian [8], Croatian [9], Danish [10]Slovenian [11], Spanish [12], Esperanto [13]Basque [14], French [15]Galician [16]Galician-Portuguese [17], Greek [18], Hebrew [19]Hungarian [20], Italian [21]Khmer [22], Luxembourgish [23], Dutch [24]Norwegian [25]Occitan [26], Aranese Occitan,  [27]Portuguese [28], Brazilian Portuguese [29], Romanian [30], Russian [31], Sardinian [32], Serbian [33] (in both the Cyrillic [33] and Latin [34] alphabets), Swedish [35], Turkish [36], Ukranian [37] and Urdu [38].