The Basque language is spoken in the Basque Country by half a million people. It is one of the 5 “semi-official” languages of the EU.
The Basque language is unusual, in that it’s a language isolate, which doesn’t share common roots with the languages of surrounding countries.
Basque is thought to have existed before Proto-Indo-European evolved into various Slavic (e.g. Russian), Hellenic (Greek), Italic (e.g. French, Spanish), Indo-Iranian (e.g. Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Kurdish, Pashto) and Celtic (e.g. Gaelic) languages and spread throughout Europe.
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