A majority of linguists and intellectuals consider
Galician-Portuguese to form a unified linguistic group. According to
this point of view, modern Galician and Portuguese form a part of the
same linguistic system, albeit with slightly dissimilar written norms,
similar to the way in which Portuguese differs in Portugal and Brazil,
and English differs in the USA and England. The official position in
Galicia, however, is to consider Galician and Portuguese as
independent languages even though they share certain similarities.
More information about Galicia and modern Galician can be obtained
by following the links below:
Galician Language of the University of Santiago de Compostela,
supporter of a Galician orthography very influenced by the Castilian
Vieiros, a space for
comunication and information on Galicia and Galician.
Portal of the Galician
Movement for the Defense
of the Language of Galicia.