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On Jan 6, 2008 11:53 AM, William Allen Simpson
> <URL: http://bugs.freeciv.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=40001 >
> > Yeah, but the city list in the ruleset DOES contain cities
> > that have never been part of the Principality of Catalonia, or
> > the Region of Catalonia or the current Autonomy.
> Which ones?  Do they speak Catalan?  How did they end up speaking
> Catalan without ever being part of Catalonia?  Autonomous colonies?

All the cities in the current catalan.ruleset are catalan-speaking.

There are cities from Catalonia "proper": Barcelona, Girona, Tarragona, Vic,
Granollers, etc.

There are cities from Valencia (Valencia, Alacant, Elx, etc.) and the Balearic
Islands (Palma de Majorca, Eivissa, etc.). After those regions/kingdoms/etc.
were reconquered from the muslim, they were repopulated with catalans, who
brought their language with them.

There are cities from the "Franja Ponent" (Fraga, etc.), a small strip from
present-day Aragon that speaks catalan. Besides, the frontier between the
principality and the Kingdom moved in historical times - Fraga used to be
catalan, for example.

There are cities from Catalunya Nord (Perpinyá, etc.) the area of Catalonia
taken by the french in 1659 that is still rightfully claimed to be a part of
Catalonia proper.

And then's the Sardinian city of Alghero (L'Alguer), which was resettled in
the 14th century by catalans.

Finally, Andorra (a catalan speaking country), doesn't have any cities
represented in the ruleset (Andorra la Vella, Sant Julià de Lòria, Encamp
and Soldeu could be added).

According to catalan nationalists, in order for a city or county or whatever
to be a part of the Països Catalans, it must be a catalan-speaking area.

Miguel Farah

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