Gibraltarian status


Gibraltarian status

The term Gibraltarian refers to the present-day inhabitants of Gibraltar. It is not a nationality, but is a legal status defined in the law of Gibraltar.

The term was coined in the 1920s at a time of increasing awareness of identity and was popularised during World War II, when the civil population of Gibraltar was evacuated to the United Kingdom and other parts of the British Empire. In 1962, the term was made a legal status in Gibraltar through the "Gibraltarian Status Act (1962)".

Gibraltarians have right of residence in Gibraltar.

Gibraltarians are also often colloquially called "Llanitos", a reference to their local vernacular.

Definition of Gibraltarian

This is defined in the "Gibraltarian Status Act (1962)" [ [http://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/articles/1962-13o.pdf Gibraltarian Status Act (1962)] ] .

References

ee also

* History of nationality in Gibraltar
* Gibraltarian people
* List of Gibraltarians


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