What is the latin?

Latin is an ancient language that is configured as the basis for many others, such as the Spanish, Italian, French and Portuguese, among others. This language finds its origin in the vicinity of the River Tiber, more specifically, a few kilometers from its mouth. This region, sparsely inhabited during the prehistoric, corresponds to the region of Rome, where began to be populated during the bronze age. A long time later, on 21 April the year 753 before Christ was founded the city of Rome, located in the region known as "Latium", inhabited by the "latini", who spoke in a language called "latinum", latin.

This language became very important for being the official language of the former Republic of Rome, however, with the passing of the years became a dead language, i.e. not is already used as the native language of any people. However, the strength of latin gave way to that languages called romance, which included the Italian, the French, the Spanish, Portuguese, catalan, Galician and Romanian were born as a result of it.

Despite being a dead language, the Church continued to use it as a liturgical language until the 1960s, when the Second Vatican Council was held. Today is considered, along with the Italian, as the co-official language of the Vatican City. On the other hand, it is the language used nowadays for the binary system of scientific classification.

Today few people that use latin, however, there are many who study, since it is regarded as a very useful tool to stimulate and facilitate the learning of the Romance languages. This has allowed that even teach the foundations of latin in certain schools in the world, in order to promote the learning and use of languages of Latin origin.
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