The Basques have their own language called Euskera and use it in combination with Spanish or French (depending on which region of the Basque country they are from) in their everyday dialect. The Basques' favourite sports are cycling, football and their own 'Basque sports', rugby is also extremely popular in the French region of the Basque country. Basque chefs are famous for their cooking abilities and Basque seafood dishes are renowned my many throughout the world.
Many Basques wish for there to be self determination for the Basque country, which means that they want there to be a vote which decides whether they can form their own country or not. However this is unlikely to happen because it would require both the Spanish and French governments to cooperate in handing territory over to the Basques. The participating governments, particularly in Spain, would also risk losing popularity amongst the wider national community if they were to do this.
Considered to be Europe's oldest inhabitants, their language, Euskara, is an anomoly - not related to any other known language. It is widely renowned to be the hardest language on Earth. Typical Basque costume includes the compuslory beret (txapela) for men, with a red neckerchief. Basques are usually fair-skinned and have black hair, but blue eyes sometimes.
They are widely known in the United States as shepherds. The largest concentrated Basque diaspora population in the US is in Boise, Idaho, followed by Reno, Nevada.
Traditional activites include improvised singing competitions (bertsolariak), and "strong man" feats of strength.
The most delicious drink on the face of the planet, the Kalimotxo (mixture of cheap red wine and Coca-Cola) is of Basque origin.
Kaixo - "Hello"
Agur - "Bye"
Eskerrik asko - "Thank you very much"
Nola esaten da ___ euskaraz/ingelesez? - "How do you say ___ in Basque/English?"
Kalimotxo bat nahi nuke - "I would like a kalimotxo"
Zein da zure izena? - "What is your name?"
___ dut izena - "My name is ___"
Maite zaitut - "I love you"
Barkatu, baina ez zaitut ulertzen - "I'm sorry, but I don't understand you"
Badakizu ingelesez/gasteleraz/frantzesez? - "Do you speak English/Spanish/French?"
Its inhabitated by the basques or as they call itself, "euskaldunes".
They claim to be part of an ancient kingdom formed by the actual Navarra(another community of Spain) and some french lands in the Pirineos.
Some independentist groups formed in the Francisco's Franco dictatorship the terrorist organitation called "ETA" (Euskadi Ta Askatasuna, Euskadi and freedom) that has killed nearby a thousand people.
In Basque country there are two official languajes, Spanish(Castellano) and Basque(Euskara).
The principal production in the basque country is the industry, fish and cow meat.
"Kaixo, zer moduz?" "hello, how are you?"
"Zein da zure izena?" "What is your name?"
It is unknown where the Basques come from, their Paleolithic European culture and language is more ancient than that of any other European culture.
" Egun on," good morning.
"Eguneko," per day.