How long have Mexicans been speaking Spanish?

How old is Mexican Spanish?

The Spanish held onto Mexico and most of Latin America for over 300 years, starting in the early 16th century and until the 19th century.

Is Spanish the first language in Mexico?

The official language of Mexico is Spanish, which is spoken by 90 percent of the people. Indian languages of the Aztecs, Mayans, and other tribes are still spoken throughout the country. Originally there may have been more than 200 roots of native languages.

What was the language before Spanish?

Origins. Castilian Spanish originated (after the decline of the Roman Empire) as a continuation of spoken Latin in several areas of northern and central Spain. Eventually, the variety spoken in the city of Toledo around the 13th century became the basis for the written standard.

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