The World of Info

MENORCA
Language

Popular destinations SPAIN

AndalusiaCataloniaCosta blanca
Costa bravaCosta del solEl hierro
FormenteraFuerteventuraGran canaria
IbizaLa gomeraLa palma
LanzaroteMallorcaMenorca
Tenerife

Language

Menorca has two official languages: Spanish or "Castellano" and Catalan. In addition, about 80% of the population speaks a variant of Catalan, Menorquín. This language still contains many Arabic and also some French elements.

Spanish dialects, MenorcaSpanish dialects, MenorcaPhoto: Stephen Shaw at the English Wikipedia CC 3.0 no changes made

Many places, institutions and geographic names are indicated in both Spanish and Catalan / Menorquin:

Catalan/MenorquinSpanish
MaóMahón
CiutadellaCiudadela
Sant ClimentSan Clemente
Carrer (street)calle
Plaça (square)plaza
Avinguda (avenue)avenida
Tornescru (screwdriver)destornillador
Beggar (beggar)mendigo
Bifi (meat)carne
De res (welcome)de nada
Bon dia (good morning)buenos dias
Em dic (imy name is…)me llamo
Clau (key)llave
A reveure (see you soon)hasta pronto

Sources

Kelly, T. / Menorca
Kosmos-Z&K

Klöcker, H. / Menorca
Deltas

Mallorca & Ibiza, Menorca & Formentera
APA Publications

Montserrat, J. / Reiseführer Menorca : ein Streifzug durch die Insel
Triangle Postals

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated May 2024
Copyright: Team The World of Info