gallego

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gallego

[gə′yā·gō]
(meteorology)
A cold, piercing, northerly wind in Spain and Portugal.
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Under the auspices of the Nos group, the Galician language was vindicated as one capable of sustaining modern(ist) prose narrative, and all aspects of Galician culture enjoyed what was essentially the second phase of an ongoing rexurdimento, prompted by the literary resurgence in the nineteenth century that we associate with the poets Rosalia de Castro, Curros Enriquez, and Eduardo Pondal.
The Galician language here employed will hardly be an obstacle for the Spanish reader thanks to the clarity in the exposition of facts and arguments.
The foremost modern writer in the Galician language.
In my opinion this can be explained by the fact that the voice is used as a clear image by the author, who in an introductory note explained his basic aims: the exaltation of the Galician language in defence of the common worker.
Born in 1886, he was the first to use Galician language and topics as the focus of all his work; as a politician, he was not only one of the main supporters of the Spanish Republic (19311936), he was also the founder of the Galician Nationalist Party, the first representative of Galicia in Congress, and one of the main writers of the Estatuto de Galicia (a Galician constitution that would provide the region with certain prerogatives for its self government).
Hence, we can observe that the Galician language is not confined to the administrative limits of its territory, but actually spreads out to the communities of Castilla-Leon, Asturias and Zamora.
One of the most recent strategies is the creation of a Galician Literary Critics Section, incorporated within the already solidly constituted Association of Writers in the Galician Language. From an outsider's viewpoint it may seem strange that an association of writers includes a section for literary critics.
Servicing around 3 million of news items in a year, besides Spanish language EFE also provides news in Portuguese, English, Arabic, Catalan and Galician languages.
Now the Spanish government has announced that as part of the same negotiations they will seek official recognition for the Catalan, Basque and Galician languages.