masculine noun
1. (language) 
a. Galician 
La gente de la provincia española de Lugo habla gallego.People from the Spanish province of Lugo speak Galician.
masculine or feminine noun
2. (person from Galicia) 
a. Galician 
Cuando viajé por el norte de España, me hice amigo de varios gallegos.When I traveled around the north of Spain, I made friends with several Galicians.
3. (colloquial) (pejorative) (person from Spain) (Latin America) 
a. Spaniard 
En ese vecindario viven muchos gallegos.Lots of Spaniards live in that neighborhood.
4. (of Galician origin) 
a. Galician 
El caldo gallego es delicioso y es uno de mis platos favoritos.Galician broth is delicious and is one of my favorite dishes.
5. (colloquial) (from Spain) (Latin America) 
a. Spanish 
Yo creo que el dueño de la tienda de la esquina es gallego.I think the owner of the corner store is Spanish.
gallegoa gallega
1 (de Galicia) Galician
2 (Latinoamérica) Spanish
1 (de Galicia) Galician
2 (Latinoamérica) Spaniard
1 (Lingüística) Galician
2 (viento) north-west wind
Gallego, a romance language dating back to the 12th century and closely related to Portuguese, is spoken by most of the inhabitants of Galicia. During the Franco régime, the use of Galician and other minority national languages was prohibited in the media and in public institutions. It has enjoyed lengua cooficial status alongside castellano since 1981. There are several dialects of the language and formal attempts to standardize them in the 1970s were unsuccessful. However, a standard form is now beginning to emerge naturally in the larger urban areas.
note See culture box in entry lengua.
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