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Castilianization or Castilianisation (Spanish: castellanización) is a term used to describe a cultural change in which something or someone non-Castilian (that is Spanish) becomes (voluntarily or by force) Spanish.

The term is often used in relation to minorities languages of Spain as the Catalan language, which are threatened not only because of language shift but because of proggressive linguistic assimilation due to typological similitude (e.g. Catalan no longer creates new vocabulary or slang on its own, merely copying Spanish forms). It is also used to refer to the adoption of the Spanish language in Mexico by indigenous peoples.

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