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Random early comments[edit]

This article should be at Extremadura as there appears to be no need to disambiguate. It needs an admin to delete the redirect at that location. Trilobite (Talk) 23:16, 29 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Effected. - Montréalais 03:24, 21 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Hey people can we talk like this If anyone can give me info on Extremadura other than that of this article it would be much appreciated

demonym[edit]

Is it Extremaduran or Extremenian or Extremadurian or ? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Gaudio (talkcontribs) 11:47, 17 January 2007 (UTC).

48, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Foreigners?[edit]

This does not seem like the correct title for this section in an encyclopedia. Imigration and ethnicity, or something of that ilk might be better.

Demonym[edit]

Hi! The extremaduran demonym is estremeñu/a. Can you add it?

See the Extremadura's article in the Güiquipeya, in "Hentilíciu". —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.35.243.187 (talk) 23:40, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

Albuquerque[edit]

Is that a transcription error or a Portuguese variant of AlbuRquerque (which is the Spanish spelling). Many words in Portuguese and Spanish swap r's with other letters or delete them completely. The "r" may have been lost due to dissimilation with the other r in the stressed syllable (-quer-). I do not know, but the loss of the r as a "transcription error" sounds like 'folk etymology' to me. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 131.91.153.117 (talk) 17:07, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Music of Extremadura[edit]

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History[edit]

Please add more description to Extremadura's autonomous status and relationship to the nation. I was curious as to why this is an autonomous region, thinking that this meant it was less centrally controlled than other regions of Spain. This doesn't appear to be so; apparently nearly all Spanish regions are autonomous, but it'd be historically interesting and more helpful to see a brief description of how Extremadura relates to the rest of Spain -- not unusual yet autonomous, and in what ways. Aphzidos (talk) 14:23, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

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Conquistadores[edit]

Is the province well known as the birthplace of Cortes and Pizarro and if so, should these things be mentioned in the introduction? It hasn't the least bit of relevance. K-Billy (talk) 11:21, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Agreed - I thought it sounded odd too before i looked at this Talk page. That bit of the lead was added by an IP editor last November. I've just removed it. Qwfp (talk) 13:43, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

etymology[edit]

Does the name mean 'beyond the Duero' or some such? —Tamfang (talk) 03:32, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

Does anybody know the origin of the term? From French cognates, I would guess it means "extremely hard", but I don't know the true Spanish etymology of the word. Reify-tech (talk) 23:20, 19 November 2013 (UTC)
More like '(the) hard limit', if anything. —Tamfang (talk) 05:18, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
Answer:

-- the word "Extremadura" or "Estremadura" comes from the ancient Galician or Galician-leonese languages. Remember that Galician was the Spanish language until the 13th/14th centuries. The literal meaning is "border of the Douro", being Douro the Duero river in Galician or Leonese. "Extrema" meant "border". With time Extrema-douro became Extrema-dura. The region we usually call Extremadura is that coming from the kingdom of Leon: the Leonese Extremadura. The Portuguese Extremadura comes, in the same way, from the kingdom of Portugal; and the southern lands in the kingdom of Castile are also often called Castilian Extremadura.--88.2.241.72 (talk) 15:28, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, this explanation seems to be much more likely. If you can find a WP:RS, we should add it to the article. Reify-tech (talk) 16:24, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
the word "extrema" can also come from Latin (extremus, extrema,extremum). the meaning is "the last one, the end".-81.44.231.242 (talk) 15:32, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Estremadura[edit]

I had never heard this variant of 'Extremadura' before in English, however reading some books about Spain it looks rather common. I read two books yesterday (The New Spaniards and An Oxford History of Spain) and both of them used 'Estremadura' instead of 'Extremadura'. Should this be noted in the article? If nobody has any objections I'd like to add it. --Cymru123 (talk) 13:34, 29 September 2012 (UTC)