Galician is a Romance language spoken by about 3 to 4 million people in Galicia (north-west corner of Spain) and in Portugal. The Galician language emerged as a standardised literary language during the 19th century. Today more than 1,000 books are published in Galician every year and the language is widely used in the media. There is also a daily Galician language newspaper, named "O Correo Galego". Galician language and literature is taught in schools and there is a growing sense of pride in the Galician language, literature and culture in general.

Map of Galician language speakers.
Map of Galician language speakers.

Basic stats

Total speakers: 3–4 million (500,000 emigrants throughout Ibero-America and Europe)

Main Countries: Galicia (Spain), also spoken in certain regions of Portugal

Alternate names: Galego, Gallego

ISO 639-3 Code: glg

Language Sample

Tódolos seres humanos nacen libres e iguais en dignidade e dereitos e, dotados como están de razón e conciencia, díbense comportar fraternalmente uns cos outros.

(Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1)

Some proverbs in Galician:

''A quen Deus non dá fillos, o demo cobre de sobriños
To whom god doesn't give children, the devil saturates him of nephews

Quen non chora non mama
Who doesn't cry doesn't nurse, by means if you never ask for help probably you will never receive it

En maio ainda a vella garda o tallo
In may even the old lady puts away the winter clothes

Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Galician:

  • For Consumers

(Coming soon)


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