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The Association of Spanish Language Academies (Spanish: Asociación de Academias de la Lengua Española) was created in Mexico in 1951 and represents the union of all the separate academies in the Spanish-speaking world.

Through the initiative of then-president of Mexico Miguel Alemán Valdés, the First Congress of Academies convened with the purpose of maintaining the integrity of and fostering the further growth of Spanish. The meeting was held from April 23 to May 6, 1951 and resulted in the creation of the association and its permanent commission. The Real Academia Española (RAE) was not present at the initial meeting but participated in the Permanent Commission. Ever since the Second Congress convened in 1956, the RAE has been a regular participant.

The collaboration between RAE and the other academies was expressed in the coauthorship of the Dictionary of the RAE (starting from the 22nd edition, published in 2001), and the 1999 edition of the Orthography was considered a true pan-Hispanic work. Joint projects include the editing of the Gramática and the compilation of the Diccionario de americanismos. In 2000 the Association organized the School of Hispanic Lexicography and the Carolina Foundation to promote Spanish lexicography.

Together with the RAE, the Association earned the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord in 2000.

Organization of the Association

The Association convenes every four years, led by a permanent commission composed of a president, secretary general, the RAE treasurer, and four board members drawn from the associated academies and which rotate annually. During the Third Congress of Academies, held in Bogotá, Colombia, in 1960, an agreement was reached whereby the governments of countries with a member in the Association would be obliged to provide financial support to their respective academies and the greater Association.

List of Academies comprising the Association

(Spain) Real Academia Española (1713)
(Colombia) Academia Colombiana de la Lengua (1871)
(Ecuador) Academia Ecuatoriana de la Lengua (1874)
(Mexico) Academia Mexicana de la Lengua (1875)
(El Salvador) Academia Salvadoreña de la Lengua (1876)
(Venezuela) Academia Venezolana de la Lengua (1883)
(Chile) Academia Chilena de la Lengua (1885)
(Peru) Academia Peruana de la Lengua (1887)
(Guatemala) Academia Guatemalteca de la Lengua (1887)
(Costa Rica) Academia Costarricense de la Lengua (1923)
(Philippines) Academia Filipina de la Lengua Española (1924)
(Panama) Academia Panameña de la Lengua (1926)
(Cuba) Academia Cubana de la Lengua (1926)
(Paraguay) Academia Paraguaya de la Lengua Española (1927)
(Dominican Republic) Academia Dominicana de la Lengua (1927)
(Bolivia) Academia Boliviana de la Lengua (1927)
(Nicaragua) Academia Nicaragüense de la Lengua (1928)
(Argentina) Academia Argentina de Letras (1931)
(Uruguay) Academia Nacional de Letras, del Uruguay (1943)
(Honduras) Academia Hondureña de la Lengua (1949)
(Puerto Rico) Academia Puertorriqueña de la Lengua Española (1955)
(United States) Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española (1973)

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