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    Oct 22 2014

    Basque Club

    Consider getting involved, and joining our Basque Club at Boise State University. This student-run club is about getting [...]

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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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    Oct 02 2014

    Etxepare visit

    Boise State Basque Studies recently (Oct. 2014) hosted its major sponsor, the Etxepare Basque Institute [...]

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    Pete Cenarrusa at Old Pete's corrals

    Oct 02 2014

    Cenarrusa Tribute/Seminar

    To commemorate the one year anniversary of the passing of Boise State Basque Studies’ founding father Pete [...]

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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.

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.

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.