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Basque Culture: Basque Language, Basque Rural Sports, Basque Bowls, Euzko Gaztedi, Sagardotegi, Sorginak, Baserri, Basque Diaspora Source Wikipedia

Basque Culture: Basque Language, Basque Rural Sports, Basque Bowls, Euzko Gaztedi, Sagardotegi, Sorginak, Baserri, Basque Diaspora

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Published May 7th 2013
ISBN : 9781157680208
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92 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 91. Chapters: Abarka, Aberri Eguna, Aizkolaritza, Arrano beltza, Atalburu, Aymeric Picaud, Baserri, Basque bowls,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 91. Chapters: Abarka, Aberri Eguna, Aizkolaritza, Arrano beltza, Atalburu, Aymeric Picaud, Baserri, Basque bowls, Basque dance, Basque diaspora, Basque festival, Basque language, Basque literature, Basque mythology, Basque ring rosary, Basque rural sports, Basque senorios, Basque surnames, Bearnaise dance, Bernard Etxepare, Bilbao BBK Live, Bilintx, Christmas in the Basque Country, Day of the Geese, Elizate, ETB Sat, Euskal Herriak Bere Eskola, Eusko Abendaren Ereserkia, Euzko Gaztedi, Gigantes y cabezudos, Harrijasotzaileak, Herri Urrats, Hilarri, Ibilaldia, Idi probak, Ikastola, Ikurrina, Joanes Leizarraga, Jose Manterola, Jose Miguel Barandiaran, Juan Zaldibia, Juntas Generales, Laia (tool), Lauburu, Makila, Maskarada (carnival of Soule), Olentzero, Orfeon Donostiarra, Our Lady of Begona, Pastoral (theatre of Soule), Pello Errota, Pernando Amezketarra, Pierre Lhande, Resurreccion Maria de Azkue, Sagardotegi, Sociedad Coral de Bilbao, Sorginak, Tamborrada, Thunder in the Sun, Trainera, Trinitarian steeple, Txirrita, Udabarri (dance group), Zazpiak Bat. Excerpt: Basque (endonym: , IPA: ) is the ancestral language of the Basque people, who inhabit the Basque Country, a region spanning an area in northeastern Spain and southwestern France. It is spoken by 27% of Basques in all territories (714,136 out of 2,648,998). Of these, 663,035 live in the Spanish part of the Basque country and the remaining 51,100 live in the French part. In academic discussions of the distribution of Basque in Spain and France, it is customary to refer to three ancient provinces in France and four Spanish provinces. Native speakers are concentrated in a contiguous area including parts of the Spanish autonomous communities of the Basque Country and Navarre and in the western half of the French departement of Pyrenees-Atlantiques. The Basque Autonomous Community is an administrative entity within the binational ethnographic Basque Country incorporating the traditional Spanish provinces of Biscay, Gipuzkoa, and Alava, which retain their existence as politico-administrative divisions. These provinces and many areas of Navarre are heavily populated by ethnic Basques, but Basque was, at least until the 1990s, not spoken as a native language in most of Alava, western parts of Biscay and central and southern areas of Navarre, either because it had been replaced by Spanish along the centuries, in some areas, or because it had never been spoken there, in other areas. In southwestern France, the ancient Basque-populated provinces were Labourd, Lower Navarre, and Soule. They and other regions were consolidated into a single departement in 1790 under the name Basses-Pyrenees, a name which persisted until 1970. A standardized form of the Basque language, called Euskara Batua, was developed by the Basque Language Academy in the late 1960s. Euskara Batua was created so that Basque language could be used-and easily understood by all Basque speakers-in formal situations (education, mass media, literature), and this is its main use today. The role of this standard Basqu