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22 June 2007

Native Tongues

Galicia has another peculiar story to it. The local dialect is almost exactly like Portuguese. Long ago, the king of Galicia made a pact with the king of Portugal to work together economically and against the Spanish. When the king of Castille heard of this, he sent his troops to the kingdom of Galicia and conquered the area; it later became the Spain we know.

The people of Galicia are (like the Basques and the Catalanes) proud of their own culture and language and they always say that the Spanish cannot understand them, but they can understand the Spanish. Here too local culture, language, and habits are too strong to disappear.

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