Basque is a language isolate, meaning that it is a natural language with no genealogical relationship with other living languages. It is spoken by about 660,000 people mainly in the Basque country (Euskal Herria) in the north of Spain and the south west of France. The language first appeared in writing in Latin religious texts, the Glosas Emilianenses, dating from the 11th century.

Map of Basque language speakers.
Map of Basque language speakers.

Basic stats

Total speakers: 1,033,900 (first language: 700,000)

Main Countries: Spain and France

Alternate names: Vascuense, Euskera

ISO 639-3 Code: eus

Language Sample

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

(Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1)

Some proverbs in Basque:

Aberats izatea baino, izen ona hobe
It's better to have a good reputation than to be rich

Adiskide onekin, orduak labur
Time flies when you are among friends

Adiskidegabeko bizitza, auzogabeko heriotza
A life without friends, means death without company

Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Basque:

  • For Consumers

(Coming soon)


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