27 Facts About Basque people


Rather, some 4500 years ago almost all Y-DNA heritage from Iberian admixture of Mesolithic hunter-gatherers and Neolithic farmers was replaced by the R1b lineage of herders from the steppe, and the Basque people genetic distinctiveness is a result of centuries of low population size, genetic drift, and endogamy.

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Basque people tribes were mentioned in Roman times by Strabo and Pliny, including the Vascones, the Aquitani, and others.

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Basque people region is divided into at least three administrative units, namely the Basque people Autonomous Community and Navarre in Spain, and the arrondissement of Bayonne and the cantons of Mauleon-Licharre and Tardets-Sorholus in the departement of Pyrenees Atlantiques, France.

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Knowledge of Basque people, after declining for many years during Franco's dictatorship owing to official persecution, is again on the rise due to favorable official language policies and popular support.

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Only Spanish is an official language of Navarre, and the Basque people language is only co-official in the province's northern region, where most Basque people-speaking Navarrese are concentrated.

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Nowadays Basque people-speakers refer to this region as Iparralde, and to the Spanish provinces as Hegoalde.

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In Mexico most descendents of Basque people emigrees are concentrated in the cities of Monterrey, Saltillo, Reynosa, Camargo, and the states of Jalisco, Durango, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, Coahuila, and Sonora.

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Many of the original Tejanos had Basque people blood, including those who fought in the Battle of the Alamo alongside many of the other Texans.

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In Chino, two annual Basque festivals celebrate the dance, cuisine, and culture of the peoples.

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Basque people language is thought to be a genetic language isolate in contrast with other European languages, vast majority of which belong to the broad Indo-European language family.

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Basque people is a modern language, and is established as a written and printed one used in present-day forms of publication and communication, as well as a language spoken and used in a very wide range of social and cultural contexts, styles, and registers.

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Some Basque people surnames were adapted from old baserri or habitation names.

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Widespread belief that Basque people society was originally matriarchal is at odds with the current, clearly patrilineal kinship system and inheritance structures.

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Basque people cuisine is at the heart of Basque people culture, influenced by the neighboring communities and produce from the sea and the land.

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The Basque people language expanded geographically led by large increases in the major urban centers of Pamplona, Bilbao, and Bayonne, where only a few decades ago the Basque people language had all but disappeared.

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Nowadays, the number of Basque people speakers is maintaining its level or increasing slightly.

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Jentilak, on the other hand, are a legendary Basque people which explains the disappearance of a Basque people of Stone Age culture that used to live in the high lands and with no knowledge of iron.

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Cycling is popular and the Euskaltel–Euskadi professional cycling team, partly sponsored by the Basque people Government participated in the UCI World Tour division until 2014.

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In Navarre, Basque has been declared an endangered language, since the anti-Basque and conservative government of Navarrese People's Union opposes the symbols of Basque culture, highlighting a Spanish identity for Navarre.

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Basque people is spoken by immigrants in the major cities of Spain and France, in Australia, in many parts of Latin America, and in the United States, especially in Nevada, Idaho, and California.

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Since its articulation by Sabino Arana in the late 19th century, the more radical currents of Basque people nationalism have demanded the right of self-determination and even independence.

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The autonomous regime for the Basque people Country was approved in a 1979 referendum but the autonomy of Navarre was never subject to a referendum but only approved by the Navarrese Cortes.

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In modern times, as a European people living in a highly industrialized area, cultural differences from the rest of Europe are inevitably blurred, although a conscious cultural identity as a people or nation remains very strong, as does an identification with their homeland, even among many Basques who have emigrated to other parts of Spain or France, or to other parts of the world.

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The prevailing belief amongst Basques, and forming part of their national identity, is that their language has continuity with the people who were in this region since not only pre-Roman and pre-Celtic times, but since the Stone Age.

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Don Diego Maria de Gardoqui y Arriquibar was a Basque people who became Spain's first Ambassador to the United States, and Miguel de Unamuno was a noted novelist and philosopher of the late 19th and the 20th century, was a Basque people.

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Basque people was a friend and savior to all the poor and homeless, and was beatified by Pope John Paul II on October 16,1994.

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Basque people was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on October 23,2005.

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