Basque (Euskara)

Basque (Euskara) translation services

Classification

Basque

Script

Basque

Text direction

Left-to-right

Speakers

< 0.5 million

Other names

Euskara, euskera

Official language

Also spoken

Spain

Interesting Fact

Spanish takes many loan words from Basque. An obvious example is the Spanish word "izquierda" (left) which bears no resemblance to the word for left in other Romance languages (Latin: sinister, Italian: sinistra). It is taken from the Basque "ezkerda".

Profile

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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