In the language of the Lusitanian people,
we welcome you to our webpage, of the Association for the Lusitanian
Ethnic Culture "Trebopala", a cultural organization
of the Lusitanian people in Portugal.
"Trebopala" means Protector of the Community
in the Lusitanian language. The self--designation of the Lusitanian
language is called Leukantu (which means speech or language
of the light, in Lusitanian), alternatively we use the word
Leukaeke for Lusitanic language, and Leukanturi for
the erudite and writting Lusitanian.
This site will promote and defend the
history and richness of the Lusitanian culture from all of places,
villages, towns and regions of Lusitanian homeland that are populated
by Lusitanian native people.
As we are ethnic Lusitanian, and the
self-designation of the Lusitanian people is Leukuire
(as we say in Lusitanic) and not portuguese, although with portuguese
citizenship, we will present aspects of Lusitanian identity, language,
spiritual practices, ceremonial rites, dances, music and art from
historical and contemporary viewpoints.
In spite of the myth of "extinction"
of Lusitanian people, proclaimed by portuguese neolatin elites,
we, the descendants of the Lusitanian people, have managed to
survive despite all odds. The Lusitanian people is widely scattered
in Portugal, but most of us are concentred in Lusitania (the provinces
of Beiras as the portuguese say). Although most of us are of mixed
origins (Iberian and celtic), many of us, in special the million
and half racially Lusitanians (living in Beiras), retain the knowledge
of our indigenous identity as a family legacy, others are striving
to reclaim it, and others are still unaware of their native ethnic-cultural
Lusitanian heritage. A heritage that encompasses more than place
names and derived vocabulary, but a distinct a way of life that
has meaning for us in the present time. We will work for Lusitania.
The native name of our homeland is Leukitanea, in Lusitanic
This is a plural work in progress, as
is life... constantly changing, growing, evolving, falling down,
getting back up to start over again.
Leukitanea bänd aiwizas!