The 'fala language' towns in Extremadura (Spain)

by Joaquin Ossorio Castillo - 2 years ago

In January 2016 I visited three remote and small villages in Extremadura (Spain), very close to the border with Portugal. These towns still keep a unique language known as 'a fala', a strange mixture of old Galician-Portuguese and ancient Leonese. The language was always present in the street signs (shared with Spanish) and in every poster that you could find, and you could hear it being spoken in every shop and bar. The name of the towns, in Spanish and Fala, are Valverde del Fresno (Valverdi du Fresnu), Eljas (As Ellas) and San Martín de Trevejo (Sa Martín de Trebellu). A wonderful and very isolated place.

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