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There is a great deal of variety in the culture and dialects of the Spanish-speaking world. Not only is Spanish the official language of 21 countries worldwide, but it also represents a language of communication among many speakers in the United States as well as other countries.
This page explores the rich diversity of "Spanish voices" from around the globe through short audio recordings of native speakers from various countries (and in some cases even from different regions within one country) offering insights about one or two cultural aspects that are specific to their area. The purpose of these audio recordings is to assist second language learners, in particular learners who are studying Spanish in a foreign language context, develop an awareness and appreciation for the diversity of cultures that the Spanish language represents.
The audio can be used in three ways: