In Portugal there are some regions and nations under portuguese rule and without official portuguese recognition by the portuguese state and governments controlled by the portuguese oligarchy and social elities as Lusitania, Algarve, Alentejo, etc. Those regions do not have any kind of regional autonomy but they exist. Portugal is today the last medieval and feudalist country in Europe and the unique country in Europe without official regions and provinces in its european territory. What a shame! For the mestizo portuguese social elites and oligarchy only the overseas territories or isles (Azores and Madeira) with a total of 4% of the portuguese territory are citizens of first class with a limited autonomy. The other natives peoples of Portugal are a kind of second classe citizens without the same civic  rights as the other european countries do. Also, Portugal is the only european country where the law made by the repressive parties of the colonian system (PS and PSD) do not allow the formation of regional and local political parties.

In Portugal there are several ethnic-cultural nations and native peoples. One of them is the Lusitanian native people. Please, be aware that Lusitanian native people are not Portuguese, and that Portuguese neo-latin and mestizo people are not Lusitanian. They are not the same ethnic people, although, both have the same Portuguese citizenship. Today the Lusitanian native people live dispersed throughout Portugal, but most of them still live in the cradle of Lusitania (the central region of Portugal, with its 3 historic provinces of Beira and 6 districts).
Today, everyone in Lusitania (Lusitânia in Portuguese language, and Leukitanea in Lusitanic language) speaks a Portuguese dialect (the Beirão), but some dozen of them speak the revived old proto-celtic Lusitanian language (Lusitano in Portuguese, and Leukantu in Lusitanic language), this language (Leukanturi) with a new writting system was reconstructed in the same way as Cornish in Cornwall. The native name for Lusitanian people in Lusitanic language is Leukuire, plural is Leukuirecori (in Portuguese Lusitanian is Lusitano).
The Lusitanian people are a minority search of autonomy and of more recognition. Portugal is highly centralized and has a polarized two-party system. The highly centralized government in Lisbon does not recognize the Lusitanian people and the other ethnic-cultural native peoples of Portugal, as the Galegos (or Calaic). Portugal today is the only European country without official regions or provinces. Portuguese law does not allow the legalization of regional and local political parties. There are some, but all of them are not permitted by law. There are some associations and political groups/parties emerging from the slowly growing modern Lusitanian nationalist movement, claiming that the Portuguese central and bureaucratic government neglects and oppresses the region. Because that, they want to establish an autonomous region of Lusitania in the center of Portugal, while other groups are looking for total independence.



Lusitania, the Lusitanian Nation

Lusitania literally meaning is "the Land of the Lusitanian", formely Lusitania after the roman conquest, is an extensive plateau and mountainous area in the centre of Portugal, and is today one nation de fact not independent and without state, or in a neutral point of view, Lusitania could be considered as an unofficial and unrecognised region under portuguese rule and domination.

Lusitania is a region and a historic nation in centre Portugal, and is one of the old nations of Europe. Its component provinces are Beira-Alta, Beira-Baixa and Beira-Litoral, and its six districts are Aveiro, Castelo Branco, Coimbra, Guarda, Leiria and Viseu. It borders Spain to the east, the Douro river (and portuguese historic region of Calecia) the to the north, the Tagus river (and the portuguese provinces of Ribatejo and Estremadura) to the south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. In the past, during centuries the free territories of the Lusitanian Nation were much more extensives than are today.

Like other similar european peoples and nations without state, the Kurdistan for instance, which is a nation officialy not recognised by the turkish government in Turkey, even today the curdish people are called by turks as "the turkish of mountains" and curdish language are not official in the region, the Lusitanian Nation is also victim of the same shamefull official politics without official recognition by the portuguese central government in Portugal, the country that occupies Lusitania today.

Lusitania was annexed by Portugal through the first portuguese king in the XII century after 400 years of roman rule, 300 years of visigothic repression and 300 years of muslim domination. Before that Lusitania was an independent nation until the 1st century B.C., but only after 200 years of wars against the roman Empire, the official roman province of Lusitania was created in ther year 16 B.C. In the last 800 years Lusitania are under portuguese rule without any statute of political autonomy and official recognition.

The Lusitanians are indigenous to Lusitania and over the years (and/or centuries) Lusitania has experienced a normal immigration and emigration of individuals. Historically, Lusitanians are the native people of Lusitania. They are living in their homeland for thousands and thousands of years. However, after the XII century A.D., the portuguese mixed with the native Lusitanian in the most important towns of Lusitania, today only the countryside and the mountains have a racialy pure lusitanian inhabitants. In the XX century millions and millions of lusitanians emigrated from their homelands to other portuguese regions and foreign countries.

Lusitania is today de fact a not independent nation and a region without official administrative recognition from the portuguese central government. Today the portuguese deny the existance of the lusitanian people and are usurping the lusitanian national identity.

The goal of the Confederation of the Lusitanian Union and the ACEL-Trebopala, and most of the members of the Lusitanian native community is regional self-determination on all aspects of everyday life, under the constitutions of both Portugal and the European Union.

The Lusitanian written history stems back to the early part of the two last millenniums. Portugal invaded Lusitania in XII century and Lusitania never has experienced regional autonomy or its own rule in the last millennium under portuguese domination or as part of the portuguese territory.

Nowadays Portugal is the last feudal and medieval country of Europe. Portugal is even the unique country in Europe without official regions or provinces in its european territory. Only the isles (or overseas territories of Azores and Madeira, with 3% of the territorial area and 4% of the population have regional autonomy). Portugal is not a de fact democratic country.

The Lusitanian Nation is fighting for the right to maintain its traditional identity, its self-rule and its own legislative body. The local self-rule was unilaterally nullified by the portuguese central government after the invasion and conquest of Lusitania and the government functions were canceled and moved to Lisbon. Today without autonomy Lusitania is governed directlly from the centralist power in Lisbon.

The historic human rights violations, which are still embedded in the past and present re- nationalisation policies in Portugal, are the major human rights problem in Lusitania. During the period of the last two centuries, more than 50% of the population in Lusitania was either expelled or forced to emigration. Some were forcefully conscripted by the Portuguese military to the Overseas provinces, in special during the colonial portuguese war in Africa, from where only few returned. In 1957 in the small village of Colmeal, dozens of lusitanian people were killed my the fascist portuguese government and its para-military police (GNR). Although this incident belongs to history it is still something both the Lusitanian people and the State leadership must learn to come to terms with.

The psychological situation is very troublesome with an extremely high level of self-censorship in the region. Lusitania is considered, treated and described as something that has always belonged to Portugal - neglecting Lusitania's culture, language and history. This attitude is intimidating and discriminatory.

There are frequent examples of individuals who do not accept the official view on state myth on history, language, culture etc. and they are treated in a discriminatory way. A number of pro-Lusitanian authors, historians, cultural personalities and the like, have become persona non- grata because of their views and opinions. The freedom of openly declaring loyalty to Lusitania exists formally but it creates problems at work, in schools, in career and business as well as in personal relationships with others.

Since the 2000s, many attempts were made to bring the Lusitanian issue to the attention of radio and television but without success. There are examples of historians who have been almost totally boycotted from mass media because of their pro-Portuguese views. When the native Lusitanian language was reconstructed and some Lusitanian associations and groups became member of international organizations, it was ignored by the national portuguese media and the local mass media in the region.

Paradoxically, some of the media in other european countries published extensively on the events which illustrates the high degree of self-censorship in Portugal and in the region itself.

The Lusitanians have been subjected to a policy of cultural hegemony: by law, force and persuasion regional identities and cultures were discouraged in favour of the Portuguese identity, language and culture. Lusitanian people are not ethnic portuguese, lusitanians are only a native ethnic lusitanian people with portuguese citizenship. Only the portuguese neolatin and not lusitanian people are ethnic portuguese.

The Portuguese Government does not promote the creation of effective and logical regional political decision-making institutions in accordance with the EU recommendations. The Government opposes the development of any political development based on a distinct regional identity different of the neolatin portuguese.

According to Official and pro-government sources, Lusitania covers an area of about 27,500 km², and its chief towns are Verurio (Viseu), Alavario (Aveiro), Leukastru (Castelo Branco), Lankiobriga (Guarda), Collipo (Leiria), Aeminio (Coimbra) and Tritio (Covilhã). Its historic capital was Oxthrakai (Vila Velha do Ródão), today a small town not recognised by the portuguese State. According to other sources, the Lusitanian Lands can covers an total area between 40,000 km² and 60,000 km² in Portugal, and more about 30,000 km² in Spain (for the historic territories of the past). Today Lusitanian region has about 2,500,000 inhabitants. Others estimate as many as 5 million Lusitanians live in Portugal. Unfortunately, today and after 800 years of portugueses occupation, repression and propaganda, most of lusitanian native people are not aware of their authentic lusitanian national identity, and are collaborating with the official politics of the portuguese neolatin minority, who usurped our lusitanian nationality, culture and richeness

The name of the nation, Lusitania, in lusitanian or lusitanic language (leukantu) is Leukitanea, and means "land of the light". The lusitanian word for Lusitanian Lands, the plural of Lusitanian ancient territories, is Luirokitanea, its meaning is "land of the free man". As Lusitania is not officially recognised by the portuguese state and governments as an official autonomous region, some nationalist members of the native lusitanian community prefer the expression Lusitanian Nation, or, in lusitanian language Treba Leukuir.
Is very important for us native Lusitanian people, that the public opinion in the world to know the truth about the ethnic native regional peoples of Portugal, and in special the fight of Lusitanian people for freedom and regional autonomy.
Thank you very much for your attention and help.