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Basque

basque

Classification: Language Isolate

Number of speakers: 544,872 L1 (Ethnologue), plus around 250,000 L2, a total of about 800,000 speakers.

Countries where it is spoken: France and Spain

Varieties:

  • Western Basque / Mendebalekoa (Spain)
  • Central Basque / Erdialdekoa (Spain)
  • Navarran / Nafarra (Spain)
  • Navar-Labortan / Nafar-lapurtarra (France and Spain)
  • Suletin / Zuberotarra (France)

Example:

Gizon-emakume guztiak aske jaiotzen dira, duintasun eta eskubide berberak dituztela; eta ezaguera eta kontzientzia dutenez gero, elkarren artean senide legez jokatu beharra dute.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

 

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Wikitongues Video Sample:

 

Other videos:

AEK (A Youtube Channel with plenty of videos in Basque)

 

 

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