Newsworthy Title: Unveiling the Unique Language of the Canary Islands

Content: The Canary Islands are known for their beauty and charm, attracting visitors with their year-round good weather, stunning beaches, delicious cuisine, and the eloquence of their people. One of the most distinctive features of the Canary Islands is their diverse language, which sets them apart from the rest of Spain.

The Canary Islands have a unique dialect, known as the Canarian language, that is spoken by over two million residents of the archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. This dialect includes words and phrases that are not officially recognized by the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE). In fact, the Academy of the Canarian Language has even published a basic dictionary of Canarian terms to preserve and promote the local language.

The foundation, established in 1999 by the Parliament of the Canary Islands, aims to study and describe the Canarian variety of the Spanish language and literary production developed in the islands. It emphasizes principles such as respecting linguistic freedom and diversity, rejecting linguistic dogmatism, and celebrating Canarian identity within the broader Hispanic cultural context.

One of the most famous Canarian words is «fleje,» which can mean either a bundle of separable items or a large group of people, animals, or things. This word is commonly used in the province of Las Palmas and is just one example of the unique vocabulary found in the Canary Islands. Other words like «guagua,» which means bus, and «pelete,» describing intense cold, also showcase the richness of the Canarian language.

In addition to these words, Canarian dialect includes terms like «tolete» for a foolish person or the male reproductive organ, «fisco y pisco» for a small amount of something, «choso» for a house, «godo» as a derogatory term for mainland Spaniards, «abollado» for feeling full after eating, «agüita» for expressing admiration or surprise, and «cambuyonero» for a person involved in the sale of questionable goods.

Overall, the language of the Canary Islands reflects the unique cultural identity of the archipelago and adds a special charm to the region that sets it apart from the rest of Spain.

– Las Palmas
– Tenerife