|Spoken in...||Galicia, W of Asturias (between the rivers Eo and Navia), W of Castile and León (provinces of León and Zamora) and the valley of the river Ellas (Extremadura).|
|Number of speakers||
Approximate number of people who usually speak Galician in Galicia: 2.000.000.
Approximate number of people who speak Galician as a second language in Galicia: 500.000.
Approximate number of people who usually speak Galician in the W of Asturias: 30.000.
Approximate number of people who usually speak Galician in the W of Castile and León: 25.000 to 30.000.
Official, in Galicia.
Legal recognition in Asturias and Castile and León.
|Source||General Secretariat of Language Policy. Galician Government|
Brief historical overview
The Galician language has its origin in the evolution of Latin introduced by Roman soldiers and settlers on the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula between the 1st and the 4th
century of our times. The result was a Romance language with almost no trace of the Celtic languages which existed before the Roman invasion, only in vocabulary and place
|For more information||
- ? General Secretariat of Language Policy:
- ? Royal Galician Academy:
- ? Institute of Galician Language:
- ? Ramón Piñeiro Centre for Research in Humanities:
- ? Council of the Galician Culture:
- Galician in the world:
- Linguistic Standardization Office of the University of Vigo:
- ? Linguistic Standardization Service of the University of A Coruña:
- ? Linguistic Standardization Service of the University of Santiago de Compostela:
- ? Galician Virtual Library:
- ? Virtual Library of the Association of Galician Translators: