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Galician in Spain


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,357,000 Galician Christianity 80.00 % 0.40 % No   

Galician in Spain

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Introduction / History
Galicians live in Galicia in northwest Spain. It is autonomous. In addition to Spanish, they speak Gallego which is similar to Portuguese. They are descended from Celtic invaders.

Galicians are superstitious. They are Catholics by religion and the women are generally more religious than men. Married women keep their surnames always. Children use the name of their father followed by the name of their mother. Coruna is one of the main cities in Galicia.

Galicians grow crops such as turnips and potatoes. They work in farming and fishing, some are self-employed. Tourism brings in an income. They like eating seafood and enjoy folk dancing.

Galicia is one of the poorer regions in Spain and many Galicians emigrated. They are not as poor now as they once were.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Galicians will not be satisfied in being nominal Catholics and that they will give their lives genuinely to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that their daily need will make them aware of their reliance on God and will help to lead them to salvation.


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Country: Spain
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Galicia and western Asturias autonomous communities; Castille and Leon autonomous community, western Leon and Zamora provinces.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Galician
People Name General: Galician
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 103161
Joshua Project People ID: 11810
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,357,000
Population all Countries: 3,221,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Spanish
People Name General: Galician
Ethnic Code: CEW21d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Galician (2,357,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): glg    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity80.00 %(Evangelical: 0.40 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious20.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent2.00 %
Protestant2.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic96.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a larger relative representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1861-1967
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1989-1992
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Galician
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
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Galician in Spain

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      Galician Spain    
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            Galician in Spain          
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      Christianity     Galician  
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