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Academia Colombiana de la Lengua

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.

It was founded in 1871, by a group of writer and philology specialist, including Manuel Maria Mallarino and Rufino Jose Cuervo, the father of Hispanic-American philology, and Miguel Antonio Caro. It is based in Bogota. Since 1960 it officially asseses 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 Academys, in which the Bogota Agreement was presented and signed.

External links

A description of the academy (in Spanish only)

A complete presentation of the academy (in Spanish only)

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