The Lusophone Society of Goa (LSG) has just signed with the Academia Galega da Língua Portuguesa (AGLP) of Spain a protocol of cooperation. The protocol was signed by the president of the LSG Aurobindo Xavier and the president of AGLP Montero Santalha, with the aim to foster the relations and the cultural, scientific and educacional exchange especially regarding the portuguese language in Galicia and in Goa.
Galicia is an autonomous community in northwest Spain, with the official status of a nationality. It had a population of about 2,7 million habitants in 2012. Galicia and two official languages: Galician (Galician: galego) and Spanish (known in Spain as castellano, “Castilian”), both of them Romance languages, the former originated locally, the latter born in Castile. Galician is recognized in the Statute of Autonomy of Galicia as the lingua propia (“own language”) of Galicia.
Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, located in Galicia, seat of the Archbishop of Santiago of Compostela, is the third most important centre of pilgrimage in Christianity.