Spanish is a Romance language spoken primarily in Spain, where it is the official language, as well as in many countries in Latin America and other parts of the world. It has over 500 million speakers worldwide. Spanish has a rich history and has been influenced by various languages, including Latin, Arabic, and indigenous languages of the Americas. It is written using the Latin alphabet with some additional characters, and has a complex grammar structure with a system of verb conjugations and noun declensions. Spanish is known for its literature, music, and art, and is an important language for diplomacy, trade, and culture in Europe, Latin America, and other regions of the world.