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Academia Colombiana de la Lengua

Academia Colombiana de la Lengua
Motto La lengua es la patria
Formation 6 August 1872 (1872-08-06)[1]
Type NGO
Headquarters Carrera 3, 17–34
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Official language Colombian Spanish
Director Jaime Posada Díaz
Parent organization Real Academia Española
Affiliations Association of Spanish Language Academies
Website .coacademiacolombianadelalengua

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 1872 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 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.


  1. ^ "Colombian Academy of Language" (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 March 2014. 

External links

  • A description of the academy (in Spanish only)
  • A complete presentation of the academy (in Spanish only)

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