Concept

Basques

Summary
The Basques (bɑːsks or bæsks ; euskaldunak eus̺kaldunak; vascos ˈbaskos; basques bask) are a Southwestern European ethnic group, characterised by the Basque language, a common culture and shared genetic ancestry to the ancient Vascones and Aquitanians. Basques are indigenous to, and primarily inhabit, an area traditionally known as the Basque Country (Euskal Herria)—a region that is located around the western end of the Pyrenees on the coast of the Bay of Biscay and straddles parts of north-central Spain and south-western France. Etymology The English word Basque may be pronounced bɑːsk or bæsk and derives from the French Basque (bask), itself derived from Gascon Basco (pronounced ˈbasku), cognate with Spanish Vasco (pronounced ˈbasko). Those, in turn, come from Latin Vascō (pronounced ˈwaskoː; plural Vascōnes—see history section below). The Latin w generally evolved into the bilabials b and β̞ in Gascon and Spanish, probably under the influence
About this result
This page is automatically generated and may contain information that is not correct, complete, up-to-date, or relevant to your search query. The same applies to every other page on this website. Please make sure to verify the information with EPFL's official sources.
Related publications

Loading

Related people

Loading

Related units

Loading

Related concepts

Loading

Related courses

Loading

Related lectures

Loading