Spanish is very common, as it may seem at first glance. Spanish is the mother not only for residents of Spain, but also for the citizens of eighteen countries in Latin America. It's such countries like Paraguay, Peru, Argentina, El Salvador, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Chile, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Cuba, Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Uruguay, Venezuela. And in Spanish, spoken over 25 million residents of America, the Philippines, and as residents of some areas of North Africa. Thus, it turns out that Spanish is one of the most common Romance languages. According to estimates specialists, the number of people in the world, speaking in Spanish, has exceeded 420 million, these items were relevant at the very beginning of 21 century, perhaps the number of Spanish-speaking – much more. If analyze the origins of the emergence of Spanish, he, like other Romance languages which include French, Portuguese, Italian and other languages, was formed from the Latin language.
Latin to the Iberian Peninsula have made the Roman conquerors in the beginning of III century BC. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, there came the Germanic tribes, the invasion has made some changes to the Spanish language. Next peninsula conquered by the Arabs, in 718 , the population rose up the struggle for liberation and independence – then began to return the occupied lands, the establishment of the liberated territories of the so-called Christian Reconquista. Significant played a role in the Castile, the Castilian dialect, and therefore became the basis of Spanish literary language.