The Country

Please do not confuse Lusitania with Portugal and Spain. Historically, Lusitania was a great Country two thousands years ago. Now is a small nation within Portugal, and partitioned by these two latin countries. The Lusitanian native people is not Portuguese nor Spanish, we are only Lusitanian. At present Lusitânia is not a sovereign country.
The total area of Lusitania is about 200,000 km2, encompassing several autonomous states, regions, provinces and cantons. The central territory inhabited by pure racially Lusitanians today is about 70,000 Km2 only.

Within the greater part of its territory the inhabitants are still racially pure Lusitanians and very few speak the Lusitanic language. They have preserved their traditional way of life and customs.

The Lusitanians are an ethnic Iberian group or race which speaks an Indo-Germanic language (of Celtic influence), the New Lusitanian or Lusitanic.

From a cultural and linguistic point of view Lusitania can be divided into fiveparts: the northern Gaellicia, the coast of Turdulitania, the Koniland in southern Algarve, the Celticia in Alentejo and central Lusitania proper. The Atlantic isles are not Lusitanian territory.

Historians claim that the Lusitanians began from an Iberian tribe that lived originally in northern Africa which moved to present day territory from the 2000nd BC. Latter on, Lysus the founder of the first Lusitanian state established in the actual Lusitania in 900 BC. Later, other Lusitanian group of Indo-germanic language mixed with the original ones. When the Lusitanian State was created all Lusitanian ethnics living in the country were called Lusitanians.

The name of Lusitanians (and Lusitania) was mentioned in historical sources from 6th century BC.