Irmandades da Fala
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The Irmandades da Fala (Brotherhood of the Language) was a Galician nationalist organization active between 1916 and 1936.
It was the first political organization of Galicia that only used the Galician language.
Aurelio Ribalta, a Galician writer living in Madrid, called for the protection of the Galician language in 1915. On January 5, 1916, Antón Vilar Ponte started a campaign for the establishment of a League of Friends of the Galician Language in the newspaper La Voz de Galicia and in March 1916 he published Galician Nationalism (Notes for a Book): Our Regional Affirmation, where he supported the protection, dignification and use of the Galician language.
In the congress of November 1918 in the city of Lugo, they established their program:
- Primary objectives:
- Objectives for Galicia:
- The legislative power to be in a Galician Parliament, elected by the people.
- The judicial power to always be exercised by the Galician people.
- Galicia to have its own tributary laws, without the intervention of central government.
- Galician and Spanish to be the official languages in Galicia.
- Equal rights for women and men.
- Suppression of the Provincial Deputations.
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