Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Galiza / Galicia (Europe) Celtic country

Extolling Galicia/Asturias - Breogania

6 comments:

Llanfabon said...

Well done for highlighting this. We must overcome the ignorance about our sister countries. As you point out,the Celtic link has a lot of potential in this case.

It is good to see that one Plaid politician, Jill Evans MEP, is working closely with colleagues in the BNG. But, I fear, the Cardiff Bay set are too wrapped up with Labour and 'devolution' to see the potential you have noticed. Thanks.

Perhaps you could feature postings from other EFA partners? They are fascinating and, of course, the real Europe.

Bynbrynman said...

The Welsh, or Brythonic Celts,referred to by some as the 'Ancient Britons', inhabited the Isle of Man; Strathclyde and Cumbria; Wales; Cornwall; Brittany and Bretoña in Galicia: the Interceltic Festival in Lorient recognizes Scotland; Ireland; the Isle of Man; Wales; Cornwall; Brittany; Galicia and Asturias. The Celtic Congress only recognizes those Countries who managed to retain a Celtic Language, the latter two do not qualify.

alanindyfed said...

The latter two ought to qualify , Byn, even if their language is lost, as they have a strong and identifiable Celtic culture.

galinedd said...

Yes we lost the language, but we have an acient celtic culture in all our territory( Galicia) and we have words like samain (Samahin) and others, we aré proud of our origins and our culture which survived the Roman Empire and the against of iberians of the center, we had our own kingdom in Galicia independent by itself from always and nobody here mention this, our roots are pure celtic!!! Come to Galicia to enjoy our celtic culture, is very different of the rest of Spain.

gulliver said...

Please, read the book by Bryan Sykes, The Blood of the Isles. There, you´ll find out that most Celtic genes in the isles (Ireland included) are traced back to Galician inmigrants in the Neolitic period. Read also "We are not Celts but Galicians". Unfortunately for most "real" celtic countries, their languages are endangered and they will not endure the pressure of the English or French languages. What will they do in fifty years' time when they no longer exist? A celtic revival like Cornish, maybe??.
Galicians survived Romans and are now fighting Spanish colonialism to preserve our language and atlantic culture ("Celt" is a term coined in the 19th c)......
Moreover, Asturias is a so-called Celtic region, because its western part is Galician in Culture and language. Otherwise they wouldn't have the right to be considered celtic at all.

OrlandoCG954 said...

gulliver your right. but only a half amount of Galicians migrated to ireland to keep the celtic tribe going cause of some war. & Gallinedd people say we lost our language but what the Celtic congress doesn't know is that we still have the language & a few words but it's hard to tell because we adapted Vulgar Latin(Romans) & Castilian Spanish language but the gaelic language is there. no one justf deosn't dig too deep into the Galician language. & if you didn't know Gaelic Scottish, Gaelic Irish, & Gaelic Wales are different comparing each other as you can see. & this was because they probably adapted to another language. maybe Anglo Saxon, Britonian & a particular germanic language i can't seem to get. but if you take the languages that us Gaelics adapted too. you can tell we have the Gaelic language. i know it sounds impossible but only if you dig deep into it. words like (fillo)fiallo, & (samain)samahin to be exact.