The Royal Spanish Academy is the official royal body responsible for regulating the Spanish language. It is usually abbreviated to RAE, an acronym for its Spanish title, Real Academia Española. The academy was founded in 1713 and is based in Madrid, but it also plays a role in governing the language spoken in twenty-one other countries through its affiliation with the Association of Spanish Language Academies (Asociación de Academias de la Lengua Española), set up in Mexico in 1951 which is a union of all the separate language academies in the Spanish-speaking world.
The Academy is responsible for legislation to promote linguistic unity in the world’s many Spanish-speaking territories in an effort to ensure that local variations in the language should never deviate so far from standard Castilian as to cause Spanish speakers in different nations difficulties understanding one another.
In addition, its remit covers the Dictionary of the Spanish Language of the Royal Spanish Academy (Diccionario de la lengua española de la Real Academia Española) and it operates strict regulations for the addition of new words to the dictionary in much the same way the Oxford English Dictionary does in the UK.
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