basque basque  /ˈbæsk/


  1. (n) a member of a people of unknown origin living in the western Pyrenees in France and Spain
  2. (n) the language of the Basque people; of no known relation to any other language


  1. Critic's Choice: Flavors of Spain that are anything but plain

    Ask anybody about their favorite Italian restaurants and the list can be long. Spanish? Not so much, because Los Angeles is not exactly awash in places to eat gazpacho, escalivada and tortilla española . But we do have a handful of very good Spanish restaurants where you can relax over a glass of sherry or Ribera del Duero and order up an array of tapas or pinxtos (Basque-style tapas).
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times


    BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Athletic Bilbao has announced that Ernesto Valverde will be its coach for a second time. The Basque club said Valverde will be presented on Friday. It didn't indicate the length of his contract.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Connecticut Post

  3. Orbea Avant disc brake road bike introduced

    Basque bike maker Orbea has launched a new endurance road bike called the Avant that works with disc brakes or rim brakes. There are seven models, ranging from Shimano 105 bikes at $2,299/£1,999 up through Shimano Ultegra Di2 at $4,699/£3,699 and the top bike with SRAM Red Hydraulic for $8,499/£8,999. Compared to the company's flagship race bike, the Orca, the Avant features more relaxed ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: BikeRadar


  1. "I'm fed up with witnessing mornings like these in the Basque region," regional government President Juan Jose Ibarretxe said. "We don't deserve these sad mornings, but we must not give up."
    on May 14, 2007 By: Juan Jose Ibarretxe Source: 940 News

  2. "This arrest shows once again the strong commitment of the French police and gendarmerie and the excellent cooperation between France and Spain in the fight against Basque terrorism," President Sarkozy of France said.
    on Nov 17, 2008 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: Times Online

  3. "Now, as it did then, ETA is again making a mistake," Zapatero said, vowing to remain tough. "ETA's decision goes totally in the opposite direction of the path that Basque and Spanish society want - the path of peace."
    on Jun 5, 2007 By: Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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