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Gascon language

The Gascon language is an Occitan dialect mostly spoken in Gascony (in the French departments of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Hautes-Pyrénées, Landes, Gers, Gironde, a part of Lot-et-Garonne, a part of Haute-Garonne, and a part of Ariège), and in the small Spanish valley Val d'Aran, in the Northwest of Catalonia. Some linguists consider it a separate language but usually these are not speakers of Gascon. Gascon comprises four subdialects: Of these, only Aranese is spoken in Spain. Aranese has been greatly influenced by Catalan and Aragonese. This influence differentiates it from the dialects of Gascon spoken in France. Aranese is co-official with Spanish and Catalan in the Val d'Aran.

Gascon and the Basque language have had mutual influences.

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