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Majorca or Mallorca which is correct

 

You will see both Majorca and Mallorca advertised but which is the correct name?

 

 

What's in a Name?

 


Majorca or Mallorca, which is the correct name of the Island? Many people ask the same question!


The locals refer to the Island as 'Mallorca' from the Catalan language frequently spoken. Lessons in schools are mainly taught in this language and it is also the preferred language of government and public services throughout each of the Municipalities.


This is a surprise to many visitors coming to the Island who expect Spanish to

be the main language spoken. However prior to the death of Franco in 1975 the island was known locally as 'Majorca' derived from being the largest, (Major) Island of the Balearics. In the English speaking world, especially the United Kingdom, 'Majorca' is still the preference, perhaps this will change over the years.

 

 

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