Everyone has some knowledge of the Spanish language. And even if you think you don’t you do, let us tell you that there are a number of words in English of Spanish origin, and therefore you subconsciously have knowledge of the Spanish language.
Spanish is one of the most spoken languages in the world, with around 440 million native speakers, and 70 or so million people speaking it as a second language. There are 20 Spanish speaking countries who use the language in an official capacity, as well as large populations of Spanish speakers in other countries where the language is not officially recognised.
The Spanish language has its roots in Latin that the Romans bought to the Iberian Peninsula in around the 3rd century BC. For over 600 years, the people of the Iberian Peninsula became speakers of Latin, and other languages in this area began to die out.