5 things you didn't know about Basque culture 🤓

5 things you didn't know about Basque culture 🤓

As you might already know, the Basques have a unique culture, language and many special traditions. Here are five things you didn’t know about Basque culture.

1. Basque is one of the oldest living languages.

Basque or Euskera is one of the oldest languages that's still spoken today. As it isn't related to any other Latin language, such as Spanish or French, is completely unique.

 
2. Basque language has six different dialects.

Biscayan, Gipuzkoan, Upper Navarrese, Lower Navarrese, Lapurdian and Souletin.

 

3. Basque language is also spoken in part of France.

Basque isn't just a language spoken in Spain, it's also spoken in the Basque region of southern France, which lies just across the French border in the Pyrenees. 

 

4. They have their own national sport.

The Basques have their own national sport called esku pilota or pelota. The game is like a cross between handball and squash, and is very fast.

 Basque Sport Bihotz Paris

5. Folklore plays an important part in their culture.

Like in many cultures, folklore is very important for the Basques, and many of its myths and legends are still celebrated today. Basque mythology is similar to the Romans or the Greeks.


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    • YO KUANDO VOY A FRANCIA Y HABLO CON ELLS EN EUSKERA NO ENTIENDO UNA M JAJAJJAAJAJA

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    • Gracias benetan por este trabajazo. Euskal kultura expanditzeko ideia bikaina. La moda en euskera tiene ese algo especial///5.., No puedo de dejarrr de mirar vuestra web!!!!

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    • Kaixo!! Soy un intento de trotamundos que despuĂ©s de haber nacido en un pequeño pueblo (Amaime) de Colombia y de caminar por algunos paĂ­ses de latinoamerica y otros Europeos recale en Euskadi….. En Vitoria-Gasteiz, capital Vasca, me enamorĂ© de una Vasco-Extremeño con la que compartĂ­ 12 años de bellos recorridos geográficos y emocionales por todo Euskal Herria. AquĂ­ me quedĂ© y sigo enamorado de la gente, costumbres, gastronomĂ­a, tradiciones, lugares…….. En fin, cuando puedas, si no has venido, ven y te lo comparto!!!

      Olmedo Tamayo Torres on
    • Bonjour :) J’ai cherchĂ© Ă  vous joindre par email mais entre les adresses bihotzparis ou wethinkitsbeautiful je ne sais pas s’ils ont atterri au bon endroit. Je suis journaliste et Ă©cris un article pour la revue Demain sur la mode Ă©thique. J’aurais souhaitĂ© pouvoir discuter / rencontrer les cofondatrices de Bihotz Paris. Pensez-vous que cela peut s’organiser ?

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    • Yo no soy del Pais Vasco y me encanta esa tierra…

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