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Galician (Galego)

Galician (Galego) is a language of the Western Ibero-Romance branch, spoken in Galicia, an autonomous community located in northwestern Spain, as well as in small bordering zones in the neighbouring autonomous communities of Asturias  and Castile and León and in Northern Portugal.

Galician and Portuguese were, in medieval times, a single language which linguists call Galician-Portuguese, Medieval Galician, or Old Portuguese, spoken in the territories initially ruled by the medieval Kingdom of Galicia.

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To find foods and foods and food-related items in in Galician you may search by any of the following terms:
Galicia Galician Galega Galegan Galego Gallega Gallegan Gallego Gallicia Gallician Spain Spanish

These terms associated with languages are hidden behind the scenes as there is some crossover with other languages. The traveller in Galicia may not be precisely certain which language is in use, and can search using more general terms such as 'Spanish''.

You may use any of the above terms in any search you make using 'Translate from English' so that if you wish to search for a translation of elvers, choose whichever of these language terms that you think is most appropriate, say:
'Galego elver' and then click on 'Translate from English'

One of the problems of providing searches in a multilingual world-wide food dictionary is trying to help people reach the things they are searching for. People do not always know the precise language being used, so these more general searches such as  'Spanish' may help in a successful search.

See: Spanish food and cuisine, Galicia

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