Sunday, July 17, 2016

Gibraltar documentary

This is worth watching on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

I had always assumed that people from Gibraltar were all Englishmen who despised Spain. I had no idea they have their own language that is a mix of Spanish, English, ancient Jewish, Genoese, Moroccan, etc.

The first third of the doc is about the language, then it discusses the history of the territory, and the end talks about its people's desire to be autonomous.


Finally, the documentary had me looking up a list of the world's remaining colonies and free associations. Neat!

2 comments:

Charles Lee said...

"Ancient Jewish"? Do you mean aramaic?

Maxichamp said...

@Charles: Like Haketia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haketia