Basque is known as a non-Indo-European language with a home in Western Europe. Basque first appeared in writing in Latin religious text, the Glosas Emilianenses. This was around the 11th century. The first published book in Basque in poems entitled Linguae Vasconum Primitiae in 1545. Basque is a unique pre-Roman language. The Basque language is spoken in primarily 3 of the 7 cities within the Basque country that are more towards Spain rather than the remaining cities that are closer to France. The language is dying out sadly but thanks to politicians like Sabino Arana the language has been booming. After Franco basically made it illegal to speak the language now in the current day the Basque language is becoming more popular. Today the Basque language is spoken by around 659,000 people in the Basque Country.
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