A picture of a Basque Shepherd

How the Basque language has survived

The World in Words

This week on the podcast we talk about Basque. How did this language survive the military dictatorship of Francisco Franco when speaking and writing and reading were illegal? With more than six dialects, how did Basque develop a language standard? And how has this minority language thrived and even grown in the years since Francisco Franco’s dictatorship ended?

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tree with etchings in it, sun streaming through leaves

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