Valencian

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Va·len·ci·an

 (və-lĕn′shē-ən, -chən, -sē-ən, bä-lĕn′thyän)
adj.
Of or relating to the region or the city of Valencia, its people, their language, or their culture.
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of the region of or the city of Valencia.
2. A person of Valencian ancestry.
3. The Romance language traditionally spoken in the region of Valencia, closely related to Catalan and sometimes considered to be a dialect of that language.
Translations

Valencian

[vəˈlensɪən]
A. ADJvalenciano
B. N
1. (= person) → valenciano/a m/f
2. (Ling) → valenciano m
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According to the Academia Valenciana de la Llengua (AVL 2004) and the Servici d'Investigacio i Estudis Sociolinguistics (SIES 2010), the most recent surveys on Valencian language use, speakers aged 15-24 in the Autonomous Community of Valencia (ACV), Spain appear to have the ability to use the Valencian variety of Catalan (henceforth Valencian) with a superior competence than their older counterparts (65+), especially in the written domain.
Additionally, speakers' levels of Valencian language use in the ACV are generally lower than their reported knowledge of the language, which is a common behavior of speakers of minority languages.
Some are not even in Spanish but use the local Valencian language.