|Regions with significant populations|
|Florida, New York, New Jersey, California|
|American English, Spanish, Galician|
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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 (Europe). Galician and Castilian are the official languages of the Autonomous Community of Galicia.
Galician migration to North America took place mainly between 1868 and 1930, although there was a second smaller wave in the late 1940s and 1950s, when Galicians managed to form a small community in Newark.
There are some notable Galician-born persons who have lived or are now residing in the US, such as musician Cristina Pato or teacher Anxo Brea, but they may do so temporarily and without being naturalized American. The list below refers to US-born or US citizens of Galician ancestry.
- Jose Yglesias (November 29, 1919 – November 7, 1995) 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.
- don José María Leandro Novoa y Gómez (born 1803)
- don Adolfo Novoa y Méndez (born 1838, son of Leandro)
- Dr. Fidel Antonio Novoa Meléndez, MD (born 1863; son of Adolfo)
- Dr. Fidel Antonio Novoa Fuentes, MD (born 1900; son of Fidel I)
- Dr. Ricardo Armando Novoa Arciniegas, JD (born 1931; son of Fidel II)
- Lic. Francisco José Novoa López CFA (born 1963; son of Ricardo)
- Dr. Francisco José Novoa de la Cueva, MD (born 1995; son of Francisco I)
- "Los gallegos en USA se hacen visibles". La Opinion Coruña newspaper. Retrieved 2015-05-04.
- "La Pequeña Galicia de EE.UU". La Voz de Galicia newspaper. Retrieved 2015-05-04.
- "Un galego, mellor profesor de Historia do Estado de Nova York". Galicia Confidencial newspaper. Retrieved 2015-05-08.