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Extinct: no
Family: Other
Branch: Independent
Continent: Europe
Country: Spain, France
Region: French-Spanish border, 800 square miles surrounding Bayonne, Soule, Pyrenees Atlantiques Province.
Countries Where Spoken: Spain, France, Basque Country
Countries Where Official: Spain, France, Basque Country
Native Speakers: 665,800
Speakers Total: 2,589,000
Phrasebase members who speak Basque at a native level: 119
Phrasebase members who speak Basque at a conversational level: 119
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Basque: 149
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Basque: 343
Three Letter Code: BAQ
Alternative Names: Souletin, Souletino, Suletino, Xiberoera, Zuberoera, Suber
Dialects: The Western dialect, The Central dialect, Upper Navarrese, Lower Navarrese-Lapurdian, Souletin (Zuberoan)
Summary: Basque has the status of a regional language in France. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1856-1888. Christian

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