Our aim is to spread the basic elements needed to know the Galician language, its history, its cultural production and its social situation and prospects for the future, in a wide and concise manner. We also took into account that the users of Loia may wish to look deeper into some of the aspects summarized here. Therefore, a selection of online and bibliographical resources are also provided herein for those wishing to acquire an in-depth knowledge of Galician.
Loia is an initiative of the Sección de Lingua and of the Centro de Documentación Sociolingüística do Consello da Cultura Galega (Language Section and Centre for Sociolinguistics Documentation of the Council of Galician Culture). Although the Council of Galician Culture is an official institution of the autonomous region of Galicia, it is nevertheless non-governmental in nature. Its aims are the defense and promotion of cultural values and the heritage of Galicia. The project was managed by Henrique Monteagudo, the editing team was comprised of Håkan Casares Berg (coordinator), Susana Mayo and Rosario Pérez Magdalena, Manuel Gago was responsible for its publication, the images were digitalized by Teresa Navarro and the website was developed by the software company Imaxin. Julio Sousa (ILG) made some of the the maps. We thank the publishing house "Xerais" for allowing us to using texts which appear in The Time Period of the History.
The Consellería de Educación da Xunta de Galicia supports the diffusion of Loia in the schools of Galicia.
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