Academia Colombiana de la Lengua

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Academia Colombiana de la Lengua
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Motto La lengua es la patria
Formation 10 May 1871; 144 years ago (1871-05-10)[1]
Type NGO
Headquarters Carrera 3, 17–34
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Official language
Colombian Spanish
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 and the second oldest of the Spanish Academies.

Founded in 1871 by a group of writer and philology specialists, 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 Spain. It is based in Bogotá. Since 1960 it officially counsels 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.


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