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Mus!

Mus euskal karta-jokoa (card game) da. Mus 260+ urte ditu; apaiza (priest) mus idatzi zuen 1754an. Izena bi historia posible ditu: 1. Izena “musu”-tik (kiss) euskeran da. 2.  Izena “musso”-tik (keep silent) Latinen da. Gaur, mus jokoa garrantzizko Euskal Herrian … Continue reading

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Eguzkilorea

Gaur, Eguzkilore buruz idazten ari naiz. Eguzkilore lore da; bere izena eguzkien eta loren etortzen da. Eguzkilorea Eguzkilore Euskal mitologian da. Bazen behin, eguzkia ez zuen existitu. Sorginak eta laminak jendea esesti (attack) dira. Amalurak (mother earth) eguzkia egin zuen … Continue reading

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Basque Cider Houses (Sagardotegiak)

Sagardotegiak (cider houses) sagardoa eta janaria zerbitzatzen dute. Sagardotegiak mendeak asko existitu du, baina duela gutxi (recently) janaria izan dute. Normelean, janariak dira: tortilla de bacalao (cod fish omelet) eta txuleton (ox steak). Sagardoa Euskalduna ez da sagardorik Amerikarra (ez … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2016

In 2016, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival theme was ‘Basque: Innovation by Culture.’ The two-weekend summer festival focused on Basque culture, especially on the innovation the people have brought to every part of life. The festival included musical performances by 11 … Continue reading

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Izenaduba Basoa

Last week, we learned about Basque mythology, and its importance in Basque culture. When I was looking further into it, I discovered that there is a mythology-themed park in Mungia, near Bilbao. Its name is Izenaduba Basoa and the website … Continue reading

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Euskara, a language isolate

One of the most unique features of the Basque language is its status as a language isolate. A language is considered to be an isolate when we are unable to find common features with other languages that tell us they … Continue reading

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