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    Jun 20 2016

    Fall 2016

    Boise State Basque Studies will again being offering a wide assortment of weekend workshop offerings as [...]

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    May 09 2016

    Guided Basque Country trip Fall 2016

    Boise State alumni and friends can take advantage of a fantastic travel benefit through the [...]

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    Apr 27 2016

    Summer workshops

    Boise State Basque Studies: Weekend workshops for Summer 2016. To enroll go the Boise State [...]


    Jan 28 2016

    2016 Smithsonian

    Visitors to the 2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival will explore the Basque Country’s unique language and distinct cultural [...]

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    Oct 21 2015

    Fast Facts

    Basque Studies at Boise State University is in its 2.0 version, with new dynamics and [...]


    Aug 06 2015

    Student Basque Club

    Being Basques isn't just for Basques anymore! The Student Basque Club at Boise State University is open to [...]

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    May 11 2015

    Becoming Basque book

    You can access a free online PDF version of this book. Its dozen chapters--written by Boise [...]

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Basque [bask]  —noun

1. PEOPLE. Basques are the “mystery people” of Europe (western Pyrenees region of France and Spain) because of their unknown origin; in Idaho since the 1890s.

2. LANGUAGE. Basque or Euskara is their unique language and the basis of their name for themselves: “Euskaldunak” or “those who speak Basque;” not known to be related to any other language and likely the oldest living language of Europe.

3. PROGRAM. Basque Studies at Boise State University.  A multi-disciplinary program of advanced study of the Basque people specifically—while exploring the human condition generally—that involves varied aspects of language, history, politics, economics, etc., all the while seeking to forge learning links to empower students (Basque & non-Basque alike) to generate a satisfying, self-directed pursuit of life-long learning. Learn more about our program.

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