Galicia is a self-supporting group in the Northwest of Spain and gives you 15 random Galician names and surnames. It has a population of approximately 3 million. They are official languages Galician and Spanish however, due to the medieval era in which Portugal was still a part of the Kingdom of Galicia, Galician has become closer to Portuguese than Spanish. Following Portuguese independence in 1128, both languages evolved independently. In addition to Spanish and Portuguese influences, Galician names also had Germanic influence in the 5th and 6th centuries thanks to the Suebi and Visigoths, although both of these influences still live only by surnamen. Sometimes there can be slight variations between Spanish and Galician or Portuguese and Galician names, sometimes there is no difference at all, since certain names are similar. But people who are other than those who speak one of these languages are typically easy to recognize.
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Galician is a Latin-based Indo-Italian language of the Eastern Ibero-Romanic branch. It is spoken predominantly by some 2.3 million individuals, mostly in Galicia, an autonomous area located in northwest Spain, bordering Portugal and southern France. The Galician alphabet contains 29 letters and consists of six vowels and five consonants. Although the Galicians speak two languages, Galician and Spanish, Galicians are distinct people belonging to the Iberian Peninsula and are divided into two groups. One group is native to Spain, the other to Portugal, while both groups were known at one time by the name "Galo." Today they are often referred to as Galician. Galician have several cultural differences from Spaniards and Portuguese, yet the basic language, Galician, shares some similarities.
Although the names for the Galicians differ from region to region, the name "Portuguese Galicians" can be found in official sources as well as in several dialects. While there are several dialects, the most common among Galician is the Iberian dialect. This dialect has a lot in common with other Iberic languages including Galician, Castilian and Catalan. In addition to Iberic influences, Galician also have Creole influences, such as French, Portuguese and Italian.
Galician use a variety of ways to communicate. Most Galician speak Spanish, but this does not mean that there is no need for Galician written materials. Galician can be written using either a Latin-influenced alphabet. The traditional alphabet for Galician is the same as the one used in Portugal and Spain. Other than that, there are no other official Galician alphabets. However, many Galician learn to read Galician using the Iberian script since the written language is fairly easy to master.