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Euskaraspeakers in the Phrasebase community
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, EuskaraCountry
Countries Where Official: Spain, France, EuskaraCountry
Native Speakers: 650,000
Speakers Total: 650,000
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: EUS
Alternative Names: Basque, El vasco, La Lengua Vasca, El Euskera
Dialects: na
Summary: Euskarahas the status of a regional language in France. Dictionary. In Basque, the name of the language is officially Euskara. There are currently three etymological theories of the name Euskara that are taken seriously by linguists and Vasconists which are discussed in detail on the Basque people page. In French the language is normally called basque or, in recent times, euskara. There is a greater variety of Spanish names for the language. Today, it is most commonly referred to as el vasco, la lengua vasca or el euskera. Both terms, vasco and basque, are inherited from Latin ethnonym Vascones which in turn goes back to the Greek term ouaskonous, an ethnonym used by Strabo.


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