PORTUGUESE INFLUENCE IN THE CANARY ISLANDS. The Portuguese in the Canary Islands. During the XV, XVI and XVII centuries , the portuguese emigrated to the Canary islands . And there was founded a wide colony of farmers, craftsmen and sugar specialists.
Duringthe XV, XVI and XVII centuries, theportugueseemigratedtotheCanaryislands. And there was founded a wide colony of farmers, craftsmen and sugar specialists.
The fingerprint left in the islands by these first settlers lasts to the present day.
Abreu, Acosta, Afonso, Bacallado, Barreto, Coello, Correa, Curbelo, Delgado, Déniz, Dorta, Falcón, Fariña, Fumero, Galván, Henriquez, Jorge, Leal, Lemus, Luis, Marrero, Matos, Mederos, Méndez, Mesa, Mora, Pacheco, Padrón, Pestano, Pinto, Portugués, Ramos, Rivero, Sosa, Tavío, Tejera, Viera, Yanes.
Alvares, Cabreira, Dias, Domingues, Fernandes, Gomes, Gonçalves, Hernandes, Lopes, Martins, Peres, Rodrigues, Soares…
That were hispanicized changing them her finals into the Castilian zed.
The Canary dialect is widely influenced by the Portuguese language. Many of its words and expressions derive from this language.
A typical Canary Dance, of remote Portuguese origin… FOLIA
The timple and the portuguese cavaquiño belongs to the family of rope instruments with a common origin.
It is a prestigious industry in Madeira, whereas in Canaries it is a small familiar industry.
These are some of the plates we have in common:
Theovos-moles (soft eggs),they are one of the most known product from Aveiro's city .
The huevos moles, of Portuguese origin, have settled in the traditional Canary kitchen.
Nuestra Señora de la Asunción church ( XVI century - San Sebastián de la Gomera)
The Portuguese who emigrated to the islands were especially craftsmen who worked the wood very well, so they left a great legacy in ceilings, windows and balconies in the islands.
Itsceilingismade of wood.
Betancuria’schurch (Fuerteventura), whose ceiling is made of wood, from portuguese influence.