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Old 10-04-2010, 12:29 PM
 
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Default Isolated Spanish-speaking mountain villages

Does anyone here know of any of the towns or villages that allegedly still speak Castillian Spanish? I heard there are some in New Mexico, but don't know if they still exist or what their names are.
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Old 10-04-2010, 01:37 PM
 
Location: New Mexico USA
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My native language is one of the Castillian dialects, however I lost much of it years ago and then began relearning it in various locations in the US as well as in Europe. You may get a lot of opinions and arguments on the subject, even in Spain. Many here from people who are just Googleologists (I made up that word)

I detect Castillian dialects as you tend to go North in New Mexico. Also stronger I find in some areas in the Tampa, Florida area.

I'm not sure what your getting at in your title "Isolated Spanish-speaking mountain villages", there are some dialects in Spain from the mountain regions which might not be considered a Castillian dialect.
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Old 10-04-2010, 04:37 PM
 
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Does anyone here know of any of the towns or villages that allegedly still speak Castillian Spanish? I heard there are some in New Mexico, but don't know if they still exist or what their names are.
Check out northern Rio Arriba County (Tierra Amarilla, Chama, etc.). Probably also around Mora and the surrounding area, just to name a couple. Also, Costilla, Conejos, and some isolated parts of Archuleta Counties in Colorado.
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:41 PM
 
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The same dialect can also be found in Southeast/Southcentral Colorado as some Northern New Mexicans moved North.
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