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  Basque language - Simple English Wikipedia
Basque (in Basque: Euskara) is the language spoken by the Basque people who live in the Pyrenees in North-Central Spain and the bordering region of South-Western France.
The ancestors of Basques are among the oldest residents of Europe, and their beginings are still unknown, as are the origins of Basque itself.
Basque used to be spoken over a larger area, but Latin took over in some places.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Basque_language   (661 words)

 Basque language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Basque (in Basque: Euskara) is the language spoken by the Basque people who inhabit the Pyrenees in North-Central Spain and the adjoining region of South-Western France.
Basques also make up sizable parts of the population in what is known as the Northern Basque Country in France and the autonomous community of Navarre in Spain, which in total have historically been considered the Basque Country.
However, Basque was explicitly recognized in some areas, as the local charter of the Basque-colonized Ojacastro valley (now in La Rioja) allowed the inhabitants to use Basque in legal processes in the 13th and 14th centuries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Basque_language   (2712 words)

 Basque people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Basques, first known to history as natives of modern-day Navarre and Aragon in the first century BC, are now predominantly found in an area known as the Basque Country, consisting of four provinces in Spain and three in France, located around the western edge of the Pyrenees on the coast of the Bay of Biscay.
The key sources for the early history of the Basques are the classical writers, especially Strabo, who in the 1st century AD reported that the north of modern-day Navarre and Aragon (the area immediately east of the modern-day autonomous community of the Basque Country) was inhabited by a people known as the Vascones.
Basque cuisine is at the heart of Basque culture, influenced by the neighbouring communities and the excellent produce from the sea and the land.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Basque_people   (9141 words)

Basque Language, language spoken by the Basques, the people inhabiting north central Spain and the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques in southwestern France.
The Basque language is one of the oldest languages still spoken today and may have originally been spoken as a pre-Ice Age cave language.
The language has a number of dialects, of which the chief are Guipúzcoan, Biscayan, and Navarrese in Spain and Labourdin and Navarrais in France.
www.flw.com /languages/basque.htm   (111 words)

 Wikinfo | Basque language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Basque or Euskara (ISO 639 codes eu, baq/eus) is the non-Indo-European language spoken by the Basque people, who live in northeastern Spain and the adjoining area of southwestern France.
The ancestors of Basques are among the ancient inhabitants of Europe, and their origins are still unknown as are the origins of their language itself.
Basque has some grammatical forms unusual in Europe, such as the ergative case, which forces the addition of a -k to the subject when it has a transitive verb.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Basque_language   (557 words)

 Basque Language
The Basque language was not written until the 16th century, but that was not obstacle to creating a rich oral literature, kept alive up to the present times by the "bertsolarismo" and the pastorals.
Curiously, the first written texts in the Basque language (the sentences "iziogui dugu" and "guec ajutu ez dugu", "we have lit" and "we have not helped") are in the 10th century Glosas Emilianenses, which contain the first examples of the Castilian ballad.
In contrast to the southern area, were the language has disappeared increasingly in the last three centuries, the northern borders of the Euskara speaking area have remained stable, probably in relation to the fact that the neighbouring language was not French but rather Gascon, a very distinct variety of Occitan.
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 AllRefer.com - Basque language (Language And Linguistics) - Encyclopedia
Basque language, tongue of uncertain relationship spoken by close to a million people, most of whom live in NE Spain and some of whom reside in SW France.
In an agglutinative language, different linguistic elements, each of which exists separately and has a fixed meaning, are often joined to form one word.
In a polysynthetic language, a number of word elements are joined together to form a composite word that functions like a sentence or phrase in Indo-European languages, but each element has meaning usually only as part of the sentence or phrase and not as a separate item.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/B/Basquela.html   (336 words)

 Euskal Herria Journal | Basque Language and Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Basque is the sole surviving non-Indo-European language in Western Europe, it is classified as a language isolate.
Estonian, Finnish and Saami (Lapp) are languages belonging to the Finnic branch of Finno-Ugric, Hungarian represents Ugric.
Hualde, Jose Ignacio, Gorka Elordieta and Arantzazu Elordieta, 1994, The Basque dialect of Lekeitio.
www.ehj-navarre.org /blessons/mowstr.html   (6025 words)

 GeoNative - Meet Euskal Herria, The Basque Country
There is another minority language in the Basque Country: Occitan; several hundred people (or a few thousand) speak Gascon and Bearnais dialects of Occitan in the french side of the Basque Country.
Euskara, the language of the Basques, is an isolate language.
Language data are from 1996 (source: EKB), except for partial data of the Northern BC provinces (these are from 1991).
www.geocities.com /Athens/9479/basque.html   (1260 words)

 Basque language, alphabet and pronunciation
Basque is a language with no known linguistic relatives spoken by about 660,000 people in Spain and France, mainly in the Basque country (Euskal Herria).
An ancestral form of Basque known as Aquitanian appears in Roman inscriptions in Aquitaine, in the southwest of France.
In 1964 the Royal Basque Language Academy (Euskaltzaindia) promulgated a new standard orthography; this met some resistance at first but is now almost universally used.
www.omniglot.com /writing/basque.htm   (252 words)

 Language Isolates
Language isolates are languages that have no known historical or linguistic relationship to any other languages.
In some cases, languages are classified as isolates because we know so little about them that we are unable to establish a family relationship.
In other cases, the languages are well known and well described, but a family relationship cannot be determined, e.g., Korean and Basque.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/february2006/languageIsolates.html   (147 words)

 Buber's Basque Page: Basque Language
Basque, or Euskara, is a language spoken by about a million people in northern Spain and southwestern France.
Basque is the only language remaining of those spoken in southwestern Europe before the Roman conquest.
Biblio: Bibliography: Russell, H., et al., Basque Essay (1974); Tovar, Antonio, The Basque Language (1957); Vallie, F., Literature of the Basques (1974).
www.buber.net /Basque/Euskara/lang1.html   (434 words)

 EUSKARA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Basque language is an inflected language whose origin is still somewhat puzzling.
The fact that it is not an Indoeuropean language, and shows no ressemblance to languages in neighbouring countries, has led to the formulation of a variety of hypotheses to explain its existence.
Basque is not difficult to pronounce, and we point out here some of the most important differences in relation to Castilian.
simr02.si.ehu.es /DOCS/book.SS-G/v2/Euskara.html   (1101 words)

 Basque Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The foundation aims to join science and Basque and to further the normalization of the Basque language.
A paper on by Itziar Laka of the University of the Basque Country focusing on grammar.
Research activities on Natural Language Processing being carried on by the Computer Science Faculty of the University of the Basque Country.
www.library.unr.edu /depts/basqlib/language.html   (127 words)

 Speak Up! Languages - The Basque Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The origins of the Basque language are shrouded in mystery.
Basque is considered a language family unto itself.
Basque is spoken by the Basque people who inhabit the Pyrenees in North-Central Spain and the adjoining region of South-Western France.
www.speakuplanguages.com /basque   (175 words)

 Learn Basque Online - Write or Speak in Basque Language Exchange
A language exchange complements other forms of learning such as classroom, cultural immersion and multimedia, because you get to practice all that you have learned with native speakers in a safe and supportive environment.
Language exchange learning is also inexpensive because we provide free tips and conversation lesson plans that allow you to do a language exchange on your own.
Add your profile to the language exchange community and let others contact you to for language exchange learning.
www.mylanguageexchange.com /Learn/Basque.asp   (1150 words)

 Basque Club of North Queensland
The Basque language will be given impetus in Australia as the Boga system has been put into operation at the Basque Centres in Sydney and Townsville.
The Basque Country is located in the Northern Spain and a small part of France.
Boga is an internet based software application, used to learn the Basque language Euskara, and is available for use for any member of a NABO club.
www.basqueclubnq.com   (705 words)

 Basque Dictionary, Basque Fiction, Basque Fonts, Basque Grammar Checking, Basque Harry Potter, Basque Learn, Basque ...
Basque stands alone among the languages of Europe.
Basque is spoken on both sides of the Spanish-French border by about one million people.
Bilbao, the capital of Vizcaya, is the major city of the Basque region.
www.worldlanguage.com /Languages/Basque.htm   (467 words)

 Ethnologue report for language code:eus
There are 2,000,000 residents of the 3 provinces of Basque territory; 25% were born outside the territory, 40% in the territory were born to Basque parents.
French-Spanish border, 3 Basque provinces: Alava (Araba), Biskaia (Biskay), and Gipuzkoa of the Autonomous Basque Community (CAV); in the northern area of the Autonomous Region of Navarra (Nafarroa) of north central Spain.
Ages 2 to 20 and over 50 as first language, all ages as first or second language in mainly Basque-speaking areas.
www.ethnologue.com /show_language.asp?code=eus   (228 words)

 Open Directory - Science: Social Sciences: Linguistics: Languages: Natural: Basque   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Basque Council or Kontseilua - The Council is bringing together all those organisations and groups whose prime aim is to encourage the normal, everyday use of the Basque language, Euskara.
Basque language in Navarre - History, present day situation, legal frame...
Center for Basque Studies - Center is located at the University of Nevada, Reno, and has local information about Basque community in Nevada, but also cultural information, news about Basques, links to sites about Basque culture and language.
dmoz.org /Science/Social_Sciences/Linguistics/Languages/Natural/Basque   (200 words)

 Learn Basque - Basque Books, Courses, and Software
Written for people who wish to learn the language on their own but may also be used in the classroom.
A brief overview of the Basque grammar and common phrases for dining, traveling, and asking directions are included, as well as some suggestions for further study and several internet sites of interest.
The author is the chairman of world languages at a large high school in Philadelphia.
www.101language.com /basque.html   (1171 words)

 Learn Basque
The Basque word for themselves is "Euskaldunak"--those who have or speak the Basque langauge.
This is how they historically defined themselves, and the language remains the most unique feature of the Basque people.
Then you also have a second option, which is arguably the best way to learn Basque because 1) you take advantage of intensive courses and 2) go to the Basque Country to learn it in context.
www.basqueclubs.com /Pages/euskara.htm   (124 words)

 Lessons in the Basque Language, Euskara
Those wishing to pursue serious study should obtain a Basque dictionary and grammar, and consider taking our online Basque course.
Students who want to study euskara in the Basque Country should visit the University Studies in the Basque Country web site.
These lessons were created by our Basque instructor, Linda White, who also developed our online Basque language courses.
basque.unr.edu /07/7.4.1t/7.4.1.language.htm   (95 words)

 Take Basque Quizzes Based On Our Basque Software Programs
Choose the Basque translation for the English word shown.
Select the Basque translation for the English sentence shown.
If you have comments about this language learning site, language software, or ways to learn languages, please contact us.
www.transparent.com /tlquiz/lwquiz/Basque/tlbasq.htm   (100 words)

 Basque language in LaTeX2e
These files provide support for the Basque language under the Babel package for LaTeX2e.
I have not include a fix for this because then other languages would not work.
To avoid this you have to use specific class for books or articles written in Basque.
tp.lc.ehu.es /jma/basque.html   (235 words)

 Yamada Language Center: Basque WWW guide
The University of Basque Country - Spanish language resources for Basque regions of Spain.
The Basque Council - Council of Social Organisations that aims to promote the Basque Language
This page is maintained by the Yamada Language Center at the University of Oregon.
babel.uoregon.edu /yamada/guides/basque.html   (124 words)

 Basque language
Other linguists think Basque is akin to the
The Spanish Language, Together with Portuguese, Catalan, and Basque
Encyclopedia: Language and Linguistics - Encyclopeadia articles concerning Language and Linguistics.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/society/A0806415.html   (242 words)

 Ethnologue 14 report for language code:BSQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The following is the entry for this language as it appeared in the 14th edition (2000).
It has been superseded by the corresponding entry in the 15th edition (2005).
Ethnologue data from Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 14th Edition
www.ethnologue.org /show_language.asp?code=BSQ   (247 words)

 Yamada Language Center: Basque Mailing Lists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
[List index] [Basque language Guide] [Guide index] [Yamada home page]
To subscribe, send mail with a message consisting of one line:
Please do not mirror or use parts of the archive without permission.
babel.uoregon.edu /yamada/lists/basque.html   (62 words)

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