In honor of “Euskal eguna” the day of the Basque language on the 3rd of December, we are going to do a short reminder of the origin of the language.
The Basque language is one of the oldest language in Europe. It is not known when it was created, just that it originates in Basque Country and Navarra. After carrying out many studies on the origin of the language, nothing was found, they only concluded that it doesn't come from the Latin language or any other language.
Around the time when Romans conquered Spain, this language already existed and it wasn't lost because of the mountainous geography. This didn't let the Romans enter the Basque Country.
Over the years this language has suffered many attempts of extinction. For example, when the dictator Franco was in charge of Spain, speaking Euskera was forbidden. But thanks to the persistence of the inhabitants the language has survived.
Monica and Saioa