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Galician American


Galician American

Galician Americans
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Florida, New York
American English, Spanish, Galician

Galician Americans are Americans of Galician descent.

The Galicians (Galician: Galegos; Spanish: Gallegos) are a nationality, cultural and ethnolinguistic group whose historic homeland is Galicia, in the north-west of the Iberian Peninsula. Galician and Castilian are the official languages of the Autonomous Community of Galicia, Spain.

Notable Galician-Americans

  • Estevez family
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Ramón Verea – Spanish journalist, engineer and writer. Inventor of a calculator with an internal multiplication table
  • Yglesias family
    • Jose Yglesias – (November 29, 1919 – November 7, 1995)was an American novelist and journalist. Yglesias was born in the Ybor City section of Tampa, Florida, and was of Cuban and Spanish descent. His father was from Galicia.
      • Rafael Yglesias – Rafael Yglesias (May 12, 1954, New York) is an American novelist and screenwriter. His parents were the novelists Jose Yglesias and Helen Yglesias.
        • Matthew Yglesias – Matthew Yglesias (May 18, 1981) is an American economics journalist and political blogger.
  • Perez Hilton – Mario Armando Lavandeira, Jr. (born March 23, 1978), known professionally as Perez Hilton is an American blogger and television personality.
  • Carmen Fariña


  1. ^ "Table 1. First, Second, and Total Responses to the Ancestry Question by Detailed Ancestry Code: 2000". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 

External links

  • Casa Galicia NYC
  • Galicia Restaurant NYC
  • Casa Galicia's St. Patrick's Day Parade, YouTube
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