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Where is Galician from?

Where is Galician from?

Galician is spoken by some four million people as a home language, mostly in the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain—where almost 90 percent of the population spoke Galician at the turn of the 21st century—but also in adjacent regions of Portugal (notably Trás-os-Montes).

Is Galician the same as Portuguese?

Well, Galician and Portuguese are different languages, even though they share the same origin, Galician-Portuguese: Galego-portugués in Galician, Língua galego-portuguesa in Portuguese.

Where are the Celts originally from?

central Europe
The Celts were a collection of tribes with origins in central Europe that shared a similar language, religious beliefs, traditions and culture.

Is Galician an ethnicity?

Galicians (Galician: galegos, Spanish: gallegos) are a Romance ethnic group, closely related to the Portuguese people, and whose historic homeland is Galicia, in the north-west of the Iberian Peninsula.

Are Celts from Spain?

Celts have always been associated with the northern European lands and of inhabiting Ireland, Scotland and Wales; but it is true that Celtic tribes did migrate to Spain, known then as the Iberian Peninsula. Celtiberians were a Celtic speaking people of the Iberian Peninsula in the final BC centuries. …

Where in Spain is Galician spoken?

Galician is a Romance language spoken by about 2.4 million people , mostly in the northwestern region of Spain where it shares co-official status. Galician speakers can also be found scattered in the border areas of Asturias, Castile, and León as well as throughout Portugal.

Where do Galician people live?

The people of Galicia in Spain (o pobo galego in Galician) inhabit the northwestern corner of the Iberian Peninsula, directly north of Portugal. They speak Castilian Spanish and Galician, the latter a Romance language that is parent to modern Portuguese. They are predominantly Roman Catholic.

Where do the Celtic roots of Galicia come from?

So where do these Galician Celtic roots come from and what evidence is there to back them up – by the way I am not impartial, but a major sceptic!

Who is the author of the Celtic legacy in Galicia?

In a 2008 article “ Celtic Legacy in Galicia ” written by the well-known academic, Manuel Alberro, and published in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Celtic Studies by the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Center for Celtic Studies, an argument is made for inclusion of Galicia (and by extension Asturias) as a modern Celtic Nation.

Is the Celtic language still spoken in Galicia?

The genetic study managed to divide the scientific community, however, there are many disciplines that testify to the presence of Celtic peoples in Galicia. From a linguistic perspective, although Gaelic has not lasted to this day, there are still remnants of the language that appear in different Galician place names.

How is Galicia different from the rest of Spain?

Just as these Celtic countries are distinct from England, so Galicia is from the rest of Spain. Celtic customs are also embedded in Galician culture (the bagpipes in parliament are just the start).