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  • Basque Society, Language and Culture

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    traditions relevant or have been forced to conform to the modern ways of the region they inhabit. The Basque people are a group of indigenous that claim the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains around the Bay of Biscay in northern Spain and southern France for thousands of years. Indigenous people are originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native. By analyzing and interpreting their language, communication, religion, transition to modernity, differences between french and spanish borders

  • Minority Languages of the Pyrenees Essay example

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    the national language of his home country. However, a notable number of people speak a cultural language as well. The salience of these languages on the north vs. south side of the Pyrenees Mountains is substantial. Catalan, spoken in northeastern Spain and southeastern France, and Basque, a language isolate spoken in northern Spain and southwestern France, are minority languages. Both are distinct from Castilian Spanish with their own literature, people, and culture. While Basque and Catalan are

  • More Autonomy Or Independence For The Basques : Yes Or No

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    More Autonomy or Independence for the Basques : Yes or No Karlos Apeztegia, a former ETA member, said "As a kid I saw or culture was forbidden and I thought we couldn 't accept this. I became more politicised as I grew and decided we needed to organise in order to change the situation." In the reverse, Nerea Llanos, General Secretary of the PP (Conservative and Christian democratic political party) in the Basque Country said "Talking about a peace process is admitting there 's been a war, or two

  • The Basques Of Santazi : Disappearing World

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    In the Basque country (and in Basque communities in the United States), identities are formed in different ways depending on your family background, especially where you are from. Basques living in traditional, rural communities live very different lives than Basques living in urban Basque areas, or Basques living in North America. While there are many differences between the identities of the people in these different communities, they all have their Basque-ness in common. In rural Basque areas

  • How Separatist Groups Have Had Little Success at Gaining Autonomy from the Country Which they are Currently a Part Of

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    in my case study of the Basques I will assess whether they have in my opinion been able to achieve this. Map of Basque regionThe Basque region consists of seven "herrialdes", or districts which, for political and administrative purposes, form part of two different more economically developed European countries: Araba, Bizkaia, Gipuzkoa and Nafarroa are in Spain, and Lapurdi,

  • Essay on A Short History of the Basque Country

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    A Short History of the Basque Country Archaeological and ethnographic findings indicate that Basque [people] evolved from Cro-Magnon [...] in this area over a period dating from about 40,000 years ago until distinct features were acquired approximately 7,000 years ago. Two thousand years later the sheep, not native to these lands, was introduced and horse and cattle farming came into being, as shown by Adolf Staffe. These circumstances made it necessary for the people

  • The Importance Of Cross Culture Communication

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    The importance of different languages and cross culture communication are imperative when it comes to adequate care for patients in the nursing field. The transcultural framework states that communication is "....a continuous process by which one person may affect another through written or oral language, gestures, facial expressions, body language, space or other symbols" (Giger and Davidhizar, 2008, pg. 20). There are many barriers in nursing when it comes to communication with patients from

  • Reflection Of The Camino

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    we strolled down the narrow streets. A parade was commencing when we were wandering around that was celebrating the Basque Region’s heritage. They were dressed in their traditional clothes and were waving the Basque flag. I didn’t know about the Basque Region’s fight for independence before then but Mr. Mccormack explained it to me. To greatly simplify it, the citizens of the Basque Region believe they shouldn’t be members of France and Spain because they have their own traditions, customs and lifestyles

  • The Basque Region

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    The Basque region is in the northern part of Spain and Southern France. The Basque language is completely different from any other language. Neither the language nor physical characteristics of the people are comparable to any other culture, and not similar to French or Spanish. The Basque people are mostly in Northern Spain and therefore are perceived for the most part, as a part of Spain. In 1492 when the Catholic monarchies led the conquest of Spain, they found that the Basque had a completely

  • Essay about Basque Nationalism: Is Autonomy Enough?

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    European Union, lies an ancient culture and language unrelated to the dominant cultures around it. These are the Basques who have struggled to retain their customs through invasions and cultural repression. The territory which they call home is a small but powerful force within Spain. Spanish ideologies exerted upon them in recent memory have put a damper on Basque cultural practices and language, but out of this came Basque nationalism. The means used by Basque nationalists to gain independence are