Basque Language and Culture

The Basque People primarily live in the area known as the Basque Country, located around north-central Spain and south-western France.

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Languages and Cultures
Literature and Language
Basque Language and Culture

What are basque people know for growing?

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Basque Language and Culture

Who are the people of the Pyrenees whose language and customs are unlike those of the rest of Spain?

The Basque people.

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Basque Language and Culture

In terms of density and humidity which conditions characterize a low-pressure area?

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Basque Language and Culture

What kind of establishment may have the sign 'Bilteko' in Basque?

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Basque Language and Culture

Why might a nationalist say 'Ez da ongia' when reading a history of the Basque Country by a non-Basque?

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Basque Language and Culture

Do the Basques have their own language?

YES. Historically, there were six Basque dialects that were somewhat similar to each other and each fundamentally different from the surrounding Romance languages. Currently, Basque as a single language, cobbled from aspects of the several dialects has become the "official" Basque language, which is recognized in the Spanish provinces of Basque Country and Navarre. However, most Basques do not actually speak Basque and only speak Spanish.

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Spain
Basque Language and Culture

Why do many Basques want to become independent from Spain?

Basques argue that their culture and uniqueness are under threat from the national government in Spain. They also argue that they are a net contributor to the Spanish economy and, therefore, lose money due to Spain's welfare system that gives Basque money to poorer regions.

Spaniards outside of the Basque region generally object to these claims, noting that the Basque region has much more autonomy than any other region in Spain other than Catalonia.

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Basque Language and Culture

How many words are there in Basque language?

It's not possible to count the words in any language, because there is no universal definition of what a word is. But most estimates place the number between 40,000 and 160,000words (which is the same range for almost all other languages).

Note: English is an exception. It has the largest number of words of any language in the world, estimated at 170,000 to 250,000 words. No language has more words than English.

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Basque Language and Culture

What is the setting of A Nocturnal Reverie by Anne Finch?

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Languages and Cultures
Spain
Europe
Basque Language and Culture

What languages are spoken in the Navarre and Basque Country regions?

Spanish (Castillian) is the dominant language in both Navarre and the Basque Country, but both regions recognize Basque as a co-official language. Around 30% of Basque Country residents speak Basque (but almost all of them also speak Spanish) and a far smaller number, around 10% speak Basque in Navarre.

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Basque Language and Culture

What do people in the Basque Country do for fun?

Bar-hopping, camping, climbing, dancing, drinking, eating, gaming, hiking, jogging, picnicking, playing jai alai and soccer, racing, running, sailing, shopping, singing, skiing, swimming, talking and texting are activities that people do in the Basque Country for fun. Basque culture mixes culture-specific and universal, modern and traditional ways of filling down, extra time, holiday, leisure, vacation and weekend time with enjoyable activities and events. It preserves such traditional fun-making as dancing sword (okrabario dantza) and witch (sorgin dantza) dances, drinking out of zahato wineskins, helping neighbors with the yearly txarriboda (pig slaughter) and running with bulls.

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Terrorism
Basque Language and Culture

Is ETA an Islamic terrorist group?

No. ETA is a Basque Nationalist Terrorist group. It professes an exclusively nationalist/political ideology which is not based and which does not reference any scripture or religious tradition. Most members of ETA are Atheists of Catholic origin.

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Famous People
Terrorism
Basque Language and Culture

What is the name of the first person to kill and to die for ETA in the Basque Country?

The name of the first person to kill and to die for ETA in the Basque Country was Txabi Etxebarrieta.

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Famous People
Saints
US Colleges and Universities
Basque Language and Culture
Jesuits (The Society of Jesus)

What is the language in which St Ignatius de Loyola spoke his last words?

The language in which St Ignatius de Loyola spoke his last words was Spanish.

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Plants and Flowers
Basque Language and Culture
Charlemagne

What wildflower grows on the spot where Roland died in the Basque Pyrenees?

It was an unnamed flower that does not grow today that grows on the spot where Roland died.

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Sports
Athletes
Basque Language and Culture

What is the name of the first player to win both the French and Spanish pelota championships?

The name of the first player to win both the French and Spanish Pelota championships is Rod Laver of Australia.

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French Revolution
Basque Language and Culture
Century - 1700s

What 3 parts of France were unrepresented at the meeting of the États généraux on May 5th 1789?

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Political Science
Decade - 1950s
Basque Language and Culture

What is the official founding date of the Basque organization Euskadi Ta Askatasuna?

The official founding date of the Basque organization, Euskadi Ta Askatasuna was 1894.

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Word and Phrase Origins
Names and Name Meanings
Basque Language and Culture

What is etymology of the word 'honcho'?

Honcho in 1947, American English means, "officer in charge," from Japanese honcho means "group leader.

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Acronyms & Abbreviations
Organizations
Basque Language and Culture

Why was the acronym changed from ATA to ETA for the organization Euskadi Ta Askatasuna?

This is because, in some Basques dialects, ATA means Duck so it was changed to ETA

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Century - 1800s
Political Parties
Basque Language and Culture

What is the official founding date of the Basque Nationalist Party?

The Basque Nationalist Party was founded in 1895. It currently has 32,000 members.

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Basque Language and Culture

What is the name of the Basque champion high jumper whom St Ignatius described as the roughest clay I ever had to knead'?

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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History of France
Desserts, Snacks, and Treats
Basque Language and Culture

What dessert is the specialty of St-Jean-de-Luz since its presentation to Louis XIV and Maria Theresa on May 8th 1660?

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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Books and Literature
Ernest Hemingway
Basque Language and Culture

What adjective does Bill use in describing Basques in 'The Sun Also Rises'?

Bill says that basques are "swell" people

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Genetic Diseases
Infant Mortality Rate
Basque Language and Culture

What factor explains the historically high infant mortality rate among the Basques?

The factors that explain the historically high infant mortality rate among the Basques, are cardiovascular diseases and malignant neoplasms.

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