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Royal Galician Academy

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Royal Galician Academy
Real Academia Galega
FormationAugust 30, 1906; 117 years ago (1906-08-30)
HeadquartersA Coruña, Galicia, Spain
Region served
Official language
Víctor Fernández Freixanes

The Royal Galician Academy (Galician: Real Academia Galega, RAG) is an institution dedicated to the study of Galician culture and especially the Galician language; it promulgates norms of grammar, spelling, and vocabulary and works to promote the language. The Academy is based in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain. The incumbent president, since 2017, is Víctor Fernández Freixanes.[1]


The Sociedade Protectora da Academia Gallega was founded in La Habana, Cuba in 1905. The following year, thanks to the efforts of writers Manuel Curros Enríquez and Xosé Fontenla Leal, on 30 September 1906, it was reestablished as the Real Academia Galega, with Manuel Murguía as its first president.

In 1972 the Academy standardized the design of the coat of arms of the Kingdom of Galicia. Some years later, the Academy persuaded the Galician government to commemorate the old coat of arms by superimposing it on the existing civil flag; the resulting flag is used today. Its terminological branch is Termigal.

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  1. ^ (in Galician). "Académicos e académicas". Real Academia Galega. Retrieved 17 March 2023.
  2. ^ (in Galician). "María López Sández ingresa na RAG: “A literatura serve para sandar a ferida da perda da vivencia da natureza”." 11 March 2023. Real Academia Galega. Retrieved 17 March 2023.

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