Fast and reliable translations from English into Galician
We offer fast, quality translations from English to Galician by native-speaker who are professionally trained translators. They have not only grown up speaking the language, but they are also well-versed in at least one specialist area. We have translators available for most any field.
We can also translate from Galician into English, including certified translations of official documents such as licenses and government certificates (birth, death, marriage).
The History of the Galician Language
The Galician language began its existence in the 8th century in the Roman province of Gallaecia, located in today's Northwestern Spain. Researchers suspect that the language evolved from Latin as a result of the Roman occupation. Until the mid-12th century, Galician-Portuguese was an important and highly respected regional literary language. The Iberian Peninsula troubadour lyric, for example, which is among the most important literature of this period, was written in Galician-Portuguese.
During the political secession of Portugal, the linguistic unit broke up, and two separate languages began to evolve. In the 16th century, many impoverished immigrants came from the economically weak Galicia in the South and the center of the Iberian Peninsula. As a result, their language was quickly associated with lack of education and poverty, causing the language to lose its high status. Castilian then became the principal language of literature, while Galician lost its significance as a written language.
It wasn't until toward the end of the 18th century that Galicians became more interested in their culture and language, and many poets again began trying to write poetry in the Galician language. In the beginning of the 20th century, Galician was used for a variety of literary genres.
The Galician language suffered another setback during Franco’s dictatorship, as its national aspirations led to a ban on all non-Castilian languages. It was only in the late 1970’s after Franco's death and the adoption of a new constitution that the linguistic diversity of Spain was recognized as an important cultural heritage. Galician then gradually reached equality with Castilian as the language of public life, local administration, and instruction.
Since the 1980’s, Galician has been, along with Spanish, the official language of Galicia and is spoken by about 3-1/2 million people.
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