|c. 3 million|
|Basque • Spanish • French|
|Christianity (mostly Catholicism)|
The Basques are an ethnic group from the western Pyrenees. Basques speak the Basque language and share ancestry with ancient Vascones and Aquitanians.
Basques are indigenous to area known as the Euskal Herria, located on the coast of the Bay of Biscay on the Iberian Peninsula and south-western France.
Culture[change | change source]
Language[change | change source]
The Basque language (endonym: euskara) is spoken by 25%-30% of people in Basque Country. Basque is a language isolate and is unlike other languages.
Sports[change | change source]
Basque pelota is a sport played in Basque Country and other places of the world. Jai Alai, a type of Basque pelota, can be found in the United States and Macau.
Religion[change | change source]
Traditionally, Basques are Catholic. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, was a Basque.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Basque". Oxford Reference online. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
- ↑ Günther, Torsten; et al. (2015). "Ancient genomes link early farmers from Atapuerca in Spain to modern-day Basques". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 112 (38): 11917–11922. Bibcode:2015PNAS..11211917G. doi:10.1073/pnas.1509851112. PMC 4586848. PMID 26351665.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Olalde, Iñigo; et al. (2019). "The genomic history of the Iberian Peninsula over the past 8000 years". Science. 363 (6432): 1230–1234. Bibcode:2019Sci...363.1230O. doi:10.1126/science.aav4040. PMC 6436108. PMID 30872528.
- ↑ "Basque sociolinguistics". Eke.eus. Archived from the original on 2019-08-02. Retrieved 2019-10-21.