|Native to||Aragon, Spain|
|Region||Ribagorza, Campo, Estadilla, Graus|
|unknown (undated figure of 1,000–2,000)|
Recognised minority language in
Usually regarded as an Aragonese dialect (a particular variety of Ribagorçan, transitional into Catalan and Gascon), it has also been considered an extreme North-Western Catalan dialect in the past by a few linguists, and more recently, a microlanguage in its own right. Benasquese itself is often divided into two subdialects, Upper Benasquese and Lower Benasquese.
Although still vigorously spoken (when compared to other Aragonese varieties) by some 1,000 to 2,000 speakers, Benasquese is also in fast decline.
- A. Ballarín, Diccionario del benasqués, Zaragoza, 2ª ed (1978).
- J.A. Saura, Elementos de fonética y morfosintaxis benasquesas, Zaragoza, Gara d'Edizions-Institución Fernando el Católico (2003).