Current Status of Euskara
At the Winter NABO meeting in San Francisco (Feb. 2012) delegates were presented a report by Kinku Zinkunegi (of HABE of the Basque Government) about the current status of Euskara. There is reason to be optimistic, but the challenges remain to sustain a minority language such as Euskara.
Complete report: Status of Euskara (pdf)
NABO's Euskara program is a partnership among various NABO organizations and HABE, the Basque Language department of the Basque Government. L-R: NABO Euskara chairperson Martin Goikoetxea, Kinku Zinkunegi from HABE of the Basque Government, and Izaskun Kortazar, NABO Euskara coordinator (San Fran. 2012) www.naboeuskaraz.com
The efforts to promote Euskara are bearing fruit. In the three historical regions of Araba, Bizkaia & Gipuzkoa, these are the overall numbers.
Reason for optimism: in the three historical regions of Araba, Bizkaia & Gipuzkoa, these are the overall numbers
wrote the phrase "Euskara jalgi hadi
mundura" in the first book written
in Basque in 1545, to take Euskara
out into the world.
The program to promote Euskara exposure around the world is proceeding.
See if you can spot Euskara in these images from around the world.
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