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Basque Language and Culture

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The Basque People primarily live in the area known as the Basque Country, located around north-central Spain and south-western France.
The basque people are a culture that reside in the Basque Country which is in the Northern part of Spain and southwest of France.
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Eastern lower Navarrese (Nafarroa Beherea) is the kind of Basque language which historically is spoken in Navarrenx, France. Specifically, the location is within the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in terms of southwestern France and within the northwestern part of Euzkadi ("The Basque Country"). …
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The Basque area of France ("Pays Basque") is in the South-West of the country. The Basque area extends on both sides of the French-Spanish border, the larger part is in Spain.
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The Basque is an area at the western end of the Pyrenees. Part of the Basque country is in Spain, and part in France.
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It is believed the first people to come to Ireland came from the northern parts of Spain, which is where the Basque region would be. It would be about 8000 years ago.
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Dairy products, meat, seafood, and vegetables characterize the Basque cuisine. Specifically, the Basque people traditionally engage in farming, fishing, and herding. They have access to fertile lands and to fish-rich ocean waters. They also raise livestock, among which sheep are favored and from whi…
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The short answer is no. The long one is that basque has some subtle influence from the celtic languages that used to be spoken in northern and central Iberian peninsula. This influence can be only found in very few words.
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Basque Separatists want Navarra to be part of Basque land, as well as part of S France to create a homeland for 3 million Basques.
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No, just a Comunidad Autónoma. However, it is worth noting that unlike the United States, not all Comunidades Autónomas are equally subjected to federal scrutiny. In particular, País Vasco, literally Basque Country, is far more independent than most other Comunidades other than Cataluña. This wo…
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The Basques are not represented by the country of Spain; they have their own culture, language, etc.they speak basque, a language unlike any other in the world. Having lived in Spain longer than any other group, many basque want independence in order to preserve their way of life.I'am a Basque Ameri…
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The basque people and their party Eta , are fighting a violent cause to get a area free from Spain for the basque people.
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The Basque Language, which is the language spoken by the Basque people, is currently used in Southern France and in Northern Spain.
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Yes they did. They were shorter than those worn in Scotland and Ireland from what I understand. As to the textiles or patterns of the materials used I have no knowledge.
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It was often people part of the IRA or UVF during the troubles
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ETA and other Basque groups have committed acts of violence and terror to attempt to create an independent Basque State. Most Basque violence has been focused on Spain as opposed to France.
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In Spain there are four Basque provinces, three of which form the autonomous community of the Basque country. They are Araba, Bizkaia, and Gipuzkoa. The fourth province is Nafarroa which has its own autonomic status and forms the Chartered Community of Navarre. These provinces form the so-called Sou…
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No, basque people live in the Basque Country which is between Spain and France, in western Europe.
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0.078% of French population speak basque. Anyway, Basque in France is only spoken in the french Basque Country (Iparralde). In this area 22.5% of the people speak fluently basque and there's another 8.6% who understand it but can't speak it.
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Definitely not. Although the Basque people are not classed as Indo-European, they are indigenous to the areas of France and Spain they occupy today - in other words they are the aboriginal people of those areas. The Romans called them Vascones and Aquitani; they were already living in the Basque cou…
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The countries are: France and Spain. The liberation fight that was now quit and originates from the group ETA has focused on Spain rather than France, because the majority of the basques live in spain and also the politics in Spain and France are rather different regarding the question of the basque…
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A language which is spoken on both sides of the border between southern France and northern Spain is what the Basque language is. Specifically, the language is not known to be related to any language in the region and in fact to any other language in the world. Some scholars link it to languages -- …
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The Basque were know for edged weapons and a Weapon know as the Makila, which looked like a walking stick but had an edged weapon secreted on the end. The Basque were also known for firearms manufacturing prior to WWII.
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Blonde hair and blue eyes are very common in Spain's Basque country. Also, O-Negative blood is more common than B-Positive.
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They have a language and culture and they want they own land.
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Depending on the dialect it can be: Aitona, Aitita, Aitite...Depending on the dialect: Aitona, Aitita, Aitite...
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Cultural, linguistic, politico-administrative, and socio-economic reasons are the reasons which motivate those among the Basque people who want to be separated from Spain. It is case of preserving one of Europe's and the world's most ancient and unique societies centered upon historic rights identif…
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"Andrew" is an English equivalent of the Basque name Ander. Specifically, the name functions as a masculine proper noun. The Basque language is unique but receptive to loan names and words from English, French, Greek, Latin, and Spanish. One such case may be found in the name Ander, from the Greek…
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"White lord" is an English equivalent of the Basque phrase Jaun Zuria. Specifically, the noun jaun is "lord." The adjective zuria means "white." The phrase refers to the first Lord of Biscay. The pronunciation will be "hown SOO-rya" in Guipuzcoan Basque.
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Saint Thomas is prominent in Basque Country Christmas celebrations.
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Yes, there indeed is a river that runs not only near but through the Basque city of Bilbo (Bilbao). Basque-speakers know it as the Nerbioi (Nervión).
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The original name of the Basque Country's Palace Hotel in Biarritz, France is the Villa Eugenie.
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The capital city of the Basque Country is Vitoria-Gasteiz.
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Besterik etxean nahikoa is the Basque translation of the English phrase just enough for the home.
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The three national colors of the Basque Country are green, red, and white.
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Bolibar means riverside mill. Bolu means "mill" in the Basque language and ibar means "riverside." Other sources say that ibar means "meadow."
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Zuberoa is the province in Basque Country where Xiberotarra is spoken.
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The Basque-speaking city of Bilbao in the province of Biscay in Spain has the nickname "Botxo".
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The animal that appears in the Basque Country cave art is horses.
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The historical event which resulted in the creation of world-famous chocolates in the Basque speaking city of Bayonne was the Spanish Inquisition.
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King Edward III in 1346 destroyed Saint Jean le Vieux.
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The word pottoka refers to a semi feral breed of small pony native to France and Spain. These wild little ponies have been genetically isolated for centuries and are considered to be an iconic symbol to the Basque.
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The winner of the 1920 Inaugural Miss France competition was Agnes Souret.
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The name of the tallest building in the Basque Country is the Torre Iberdrola building.
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The Butron Castle in the Basque Country is the dream castle of Kate Middleton.
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The two cradle-languages that were spoken fluently by the mother of Christopher Columbus's second son were Italian and Portuguese.
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Juan Elcano was the first Basque is known to have been killed in the settling of the Americas.
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The Basque artist whose sculpture is installed at the corner of 19th and H streets in Washington DC is Eduardo Chillida Juantequi. Eduardo was a Spanish artist, who lived from 1924 to 2002.
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Magellan-Elcano was the name of the first Basque known to have circumnavigated the world.
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In the Basque country, which is Northern Spain, Girl Guiding was introduced in 1929. However, it wasn't until 1959 that the Spain chapter of the Girl Guides joined the WAGGGS.
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The name of the Basque princess who ruled as queen of England was Berengaria. She was the daughter of King Sancho the Wise of Navarre and the wife of Richard the Lionheart.
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The Heinkel He 111 and Bf 109Bs biplanes were the planes that were used to bomb the Basque City of Guernica on April 26th 1937.
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Jean Borotra is the name of the Basque tennis player who became the first Wimbledon winner from outside the English speaking world.
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Christopher Columbus is the name of the Basque ship master who is known to be the first European to see and step foot on South America.
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Saint-Malo is the name of the Basque captain who was European known to have married a New World princess.
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Juan de la Cosa was the name of the Basque owner and shipmaster of Christopher Columbus's ship 'Santa Maria'.
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Begoña and Begoñita are the family nicknames for the Basque mother of Russian ice hockey legend Valeri Borisovich Kharlamov (January 14, 1948 - august 27, 1981). Valeri's parents were Russian-born factory locksmith Boris Kharlamov and Basque Country-born factory turner Carmen Oribe Abad.
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The geo-political and historical explanation for the name Basque Roads for a bay so far from the Basque Country is Euskal Herria.
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That question is really impossible to answer when you realize that people have been "sailing" around the world for thousands of years. Columbus was not even close to being the first.
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As Guernica Battalion ousted the German troops from their bunkers after the Normandy invasion, they sang songs of patriotism.
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The path used by the smugglers was Infernuko Errota(Hell Mill)
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Roncevaux Pass was the pass used by armies and invaders in the Basque Pyreness
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Basques humbled to GOD when they took the oath under the oak tree at Guernica.
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The name of the main concentration camp to which Spain and Germany deported thousands of Basques to die is the Gurs internment camp.
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The name of St-Jean-de-Luz hotel at which Operation Comet was centered between May 1941 and August 1944 is Barony Castle Hotel.
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The name of the battalion that was formed from the Basque units at the Normandy landing and the liberation of Paris was Guernica Battalion.
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The ancient civilization that Napoleon wanted to honor in his planned creation of a Basque state was the Paleolithic civilization.
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The total number of Basques whom Franco had executed on the San Sebastian beach between 1939 and 1947 is 1,650.
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Bill says that basques are "swell" people
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The factors that explain the historically high infant mortality rate among the Basques, are cardiovascular diseases and malignant neoplasms.
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The dessert considered the specialty of St-Jean-de-Luz since its presentation to Louis xiv and Maria Theresa on May 8th 1660 is Italian dessert.
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The name of the Basque champion high jumper whom St Ignatius described as the roughest clay he had ever had to knead is Ignatius.
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This is because, in some Basques dialects, ATA means Duck so it was changed to ETA
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The Basque Nationalist Party was founded in 1895. It currently has 32,000 members.
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The official founding date of the Basque organization, Euskadi Ta Askatasuna was 1894.
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Honcho in 1947, American English means, "officer in charge," from Japanese honcho means "group leader.
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The name of the first player to win both the French and Spanish Pelota championships is Rod Laver of Australia.
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It was an unnamed flower that does not grow today that grows on the spot where Roland died.
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The language in which St Ignatius de Loyola spoke his last words was Spanish.
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The name of the first person to kill and to die for ETA in the Basque Country was Txabi Etxebarrieta.
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