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
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
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
as the Galegos (or Calaic).
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Thank you very much for
your attention and help.