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Galicia and Asturias are not "celtic" because it does not have celtic language, and theories on a supposed celtic footprint in its past, larger than in other territories, they are pure romantic fantasy (also fuelled by nationalist claims against spanish cultural centralism).
In fact, the entire celtist movement is a myth: almost everything that is considered "Celtic" is invention. The misnamed "celtic music styles" (Scottish and Irish folk, Galician folk, Breton folk, etc. ) are, in fact, very different and the modern similarities are due to mimicking the "celtic" patterns of Ireland and Scotland, their sounds, instrumentation, etc. The same with history, deformed by romanticism. Currently it can only be called "Celtic" someone who spoke a Celtic language. And even this is incorrect, because a language does not make anyone celtic in the same way that speak spanish or french does not make you a roman.
- Rebirth Of The Gallaic-Goidelic Q-celtic Language from Galicia
- Galicia is Celtic, but not asturias
- what is considered Celtic in Asturias is influenced by galicia, including deposits found in Asturias because a small part of Asturias was part of Galicia before , even that part speaks Galician and are identified as such, plus regardless if galicia reclaim that part of asturias by independence. The celtic region of Asturias was part of Galicia — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 16:20, 9 May 2014 --Bretema7 (talk) 16:22, 9 May 2014 (UTC)
The talk section "Galicia" above was unsigned - was made by IP editor 184.108.40.206. It contains personal opinions but without any attempt to substantiate them with backing references. There are numerous reliable references that are contra to the opinion expressed. However, it has exposed a deficiency in the referred to section of the Celtic Revival page that the opinion is targetted towards as far as backing references. Can editors please assist by providing such references ? I will myself but a diversity of sources would be better :)Jembana (talk) 02:23, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
- This is a talk page - you don't need references. All sorts of nonsense are allowed. Johnbod (talk) 06:52, 8 July 2012 (UTC)
As far as Galicia being celtic in the past, Koch probably contains the best reference: Calvete, J (2006), Koch, J.T., ed., Galicia, Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia (ABC-CLIO): 788-791 Catfish Jim and the soapdish 16:31, 7 September 2013 (UTC)