Presentation on theme: "PORTUGUESE INFLUENCE IN THE CANARY ISLANDS. The Portuguese in the Canary Islands During the XV, XVI and XVII centuries, the portuguese emigrated to the."— Presentation transcript:
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. The fingerprint left in the islands by these first settlers lasts to the present day.
SURNAMES OF PORTUGUESE ORIGIN HISPANICIZED Alvares, Cabreira, Dias, Domingues, Fernandes, Gomes, Gonçalves, Hernandes, Lopes, Martins, Peres, Rodrigues, Soares… That were hispanicized changing them her finals into the Castilian zed.
INFLUENCES IN THE CANARY DIALECT The Canary dialect is widely influenced by the Portuguese language. Many of its words and expressions derive from this language.
INFLUENCES IN THE CANARY ARCHITECTURE Nuestra Señora de la Asunción church ( XVI century - San Sebastián de la Gomera)
WOOD CRAFT INFLUENCE 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.
San Salvador church (La Palma). Its ceiling is made of wood.
Betancurias church (Fuerteventura), whose ceiling is made of wood, from portuguese influence.