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Where did the term Galitziana come from?#general


Barbara Ellman
 

The Galicia in Eastern Europe was a kingdom in early 1200s  well before the Inquisition and dispersal of Jews from Iberia.
Per Wikipedia - The area was  named after the medieval city of Halych,



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Barbara Ellman
Secaucus NJ USA
HASSMAN, SONENTHAL, DAUERMAN, LUCHS - Drohobycz, Ukraine
HIRSCHHORN, GOLDSTEIN, BUCHWALD - Dolyna, Ukraine
ELLMAN, COIRA, MAIDMAN - Minkovtsy, Ukraine
KAGLE, FASS - Ulanow, Poland


erikagottfried53@...
 

At the risk of asking a foolish question: But how are the names Halych and Galicia related?  They don't sound at all alike.
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Erika Gottfried
Teaneck, New Jersey


mpipik
 

Halych: the H & G are cognates between Polish and Russian.

I have read that Halych referred to the salt mines in Polish Galicia, But it could also refer, as the Spanish place does, to Celtic Gauls who lived there at some point. 

A quick on-line search will provide more information.


Alexander Sharon
 

Well,

In Ukrainian Galicia is known as Halychyna - there is the relation between Halych and Halychyna. 
In year 1206 Hungarian king Andrew II, following occupation of The Duchy of Halicia adopted title Rex Galiciae et Lodomeriae. This title was used by other Hungarian kings and Austrian monarchs who inherited Hungarian crown. At the beginning of 14th century the Duchy of Halicia became part of The Kingdom of Poland.


Barbara Singer
 

It also refers to someone originating from Galitzia.


Hank Lobbenberg
 

The G sound in Russian is replaced with H. Hence, Halych becomes Galych. Kagan becomes Kahan and Khan, etc.
Henry Lobbenberg
Toronto, ON
Canada