Re: Where did the term Galitziana come from? #general


Daniel Bargman
 

You mean: 
 
-Galitzianer
-Spanish province of Galicia - in fact an authonomous region in Spain.
They speak a language (not a dialect): Gallego, mutually understandable with Castellano (Spanish), no need for a translator unless a foreigner has a partial knowledge of Spanish.
 
Nothing to do with Jews. Both places, Spanish Galicia and Polish Galitzia were inhabitated by Celtic tribes  in the past, with the root GAL as an  ethnic marker, see also: PortuGAL, Galia (latin for France), Gales (Spanish for Wales), Gaelic/ Irish language and so on.
 
Daniel Bargman
 

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