Academia Colombiana de la Lengua
|Academia Colombiana de la Lengua|
|Motto||La lengua es la patria|
|Formation||May 10, 1871|
|Headquarters||Carrera 3, 17-34
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
|Official languages||Colombian Spanish|
|Director||Jaime Posada Díaz|
|Parent organization||Real Academia Española|
|Affiliations||Association of Spanish Language Academies|
The Academia Colombiana de la Lengua (Spanish for Colombian Academy of Language) is an association of academics and experts on the use of the Spanish language in Colombia. It is a member of the Association of Spanish Language Academies, being the oldest member from the Americas.
Founded in 1871 by a group of writer and philology specialist, including Manuel María Mallarino and Rufino José Cuervo, the father of Hispanic-American philology, and Miguel Antonio Caro, the Academia Colombiana de la Lengua is the first official Spanish language Academy to be founded outside of Spain. It is based in Bogotá. Since 1960 it officially assesses the Colombian government in language affairs and has obtained the passing of several regulations and laws favouring the Spanish language in the nation. Also in 1960 it hosted the third Congress of the Academies, in which the Bogotá Agreement was presented and signed.
- A description of the academy (in Spanish only)
- A complete presentation of the academy (in Spanish only)
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