Basque-ing in the European Sun Addendum

If you enjoyed our episode on Basque, here is more information on the language. And if you haven’t listened to it yet, you can find it here.

Where is Basque spoken? As Dr. Rodríguez-Ordóñez mentioned, it is spoken in Spain and France.

French Basque Country is traditionally subdivided into three provinces:

  1. Labourd/Lapurdi
  2. Lower Navarre/Nafarroa Beherea
  3. Soule/Zuberoa

In Spain, there is the Basque Autonomous Community which consists of three provinces:

  1. Álava/Araba
  2. Biscay/Bizkaia
  3. Gipuzkoa

Plus Navarre/Nafarroa Garaia and two enclaves located outside of the respective autonomous community

  1. The Treviño enclave
  2. Valle de Villaverde

basque country

Map by Unai Fdz. de Betoño, based on User: Theklan, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Is there more information about the Basque region? Yes, there is a lot of information.

There is a wealth of information here – including information about Basque dance, literature and theatre, as well as the history of the Basque people.

Is there another name for Basque? Yes, in Basque, it is known as euskara ([eus̺ˈkaɾa] in IPA).

Are the Basque different from other Europeans? Genetically, the Basque people are different from the rest of Europe .

Plus: Here’s a link to the article Megan mentioned in the intro by Deaf Activist and Model Nyle DiMarco about his experience trying to watch Black Panther.



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