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Basque Studies

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    Jan 15 2015

    Scholarship recipient

    Madalen Bieter Lete was a recipient of a World Languages 2014-15 Scholarship. ZORIONAK-Congratulations! [...]

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    Dec 31 2014

    Course offerings

    Check out Spring 2015: Click on Full course offerings Click on Weekend workshops [...]

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    Dec 30 2014

    Basque Club

    The Student Basque Club at Boise State University hosted a Fall term social event, down at the [...]

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    New book12

    Dec 01 2014

    New translated book

    The English translation by Nere Lete of the first Basque language detective novel has recently been published [...]

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    Nov 20 2014


    Basque Studies at Boise State University remains active in placing students in practical learning environments [...]

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    Boga new issue

    Oct 22 2014

    BOGA: new issue published

      As the leaves are changing colors all around us with the coming of Autumn (“Udazken [...]

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    Jun 05 2014

    New Boise Basques book

    Boise State’s Center for Idaho History and Politics latest research publication is Becoming Basque: Ethnic [...]

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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. To find out more CLICK HERE.

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. To find out more CLICK HERE.

taldea133. 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. To find out more CLICK HERE.