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A brief history of Spanish
Beginning in the third century BCE, the Romans conquered the Iberian peninsula. This period gave rise to several regional languages in the area that's now Spain, including Castilian, Catalan, and Galician. One of these would become Spanish— but not for another 1,500 years. Those years tell the origin story of what's become a global modern language. Ilan Stavans traces the evolution of Spanish. [Directed by Hernando Bahamon, Globizco Studios, narrated by Ilan Stavans, music by Manuel Borda].