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On 23 June, the Basque Agglomeration Community, the only official institution regrouping the whole Northern Basque Country, took a step of high symbolic value, officially declaring Basque a native language. A large majority, 145 for, 18 against, and 22 abstentions backed the decision. Besides recognizing Basque, it acknowledges Occitan, spoken in a handful of towns in the Northern Basque...
NAZIOGINTZA often emphasizes the importance of symbolic representations in shaping political and cultural sovereignty, as well as securing its permanence. Symbols are instrumental in bringing a people together, bolstering the psychological and affective links within a people or nation. Flags and anthems, a language—a language goes far beyond communication functions—ID or passports, or national teams in sports, play a...
Joxe Manuel Odriozola 2018-06-24, BERRIA. Abstract: In Odriozola's words, according to hegemonic Spanish nationalism, the dead in the Basque Nation have only been people, nothing else has been killed. No national rights representing human rights have been buried. They are worth nothing, and the inherent value of the Basque human dignity has been destroyed and killed. "The Basque Nation has not died as...

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