Galicians are descended of ancient Celtic invaders. In the 400s there was a Galician kingdom formed by the Germanic Suevi tribe. Their name probably means "milk" in reference to their pale complexion. Most live in Galicia in northwest Spain. This is an autonomous region. In addition to Spanish, they speak Gallego which is similar to Portuguese.
In 1492 Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand unified Spain as the nation state we know today. They also started an overseas empire. Since Galicia was struggling economically, many of their people moved to the Spanish colonies including Argentina and Uruguay. Since that time there have been many times of poverty in the Galicia region. When this happens, Galicians emigrate to Portugal, Germany, Mexico or Uruguay.
Married Galician women keep their surnames. Children use the name of their father followed by the name of their mother.
Galicians grow crops such as turnips and potatoes. They farm and fish; some are self-employed. Tourism brings in an income. They like eating seafood and folk dancing.
Galician women often have outside jobs to supplement the family income. When they are in rural areas, women perform farm duties along with raising children.
Galicians are Catholic, but they maintain unbiblical superstitions. Women are usually more religious than men.
Pray that Galicians in Argentina will genuinely give their lives to Jesus Christ and turn their backs other forms of spirituality.
Pray that their daily need will make them aware of their reliance on God and will help to lead them to salvation.
Pray that soon Galician disciples will make more disciples.
Pray for entire Galician families to worship and serve the Lord together.
Scripture Prayers for the Galician in Argentina.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Galician|
|People Name in Country||Galician|
|Alternate Names||Galega; Gallego|
|Population this Country||771,000|
|Population all Countries||3,277,000|
|Progress Scale||3 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
Primary Language: Galician
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1974-1980)|
|YouVersion NT (www.bible.com)||Online|
|Possible Print Bibles|
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|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Galician||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Bible for Children||Bible for Children|
|General||Biblical answers to your questions||Got Questions Ministry|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||Gospel tract||General / Other|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Galician||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Galician||YouVersion Bibles|