Spanish is a significant part of the history of Spain, and it is spoken natively by over 500 million people, making it the second most widely spoken language in the world after Chinese. Spanish is also the second language of international communication globally, with English being the first. Moreover, it is the third most used language on the internet. Spanish is also the second most studied language in the world.
The Spanish language has spread to America, Africa, and Asia thanks to Spain's massive colonial expansion. Due to migration, the United States has become the second-largest Spanish-speaking country in the world.