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Patxi Saez Beloki 2021-11-24, ENBATA. Abstract: In this article the Basque sociolinguist Patxi Saez Beloki describes two beautiful metaphors referring to the Basque People and their language: The Father's House and The Mother's Fire. The Father’s House (Aitaren Etxea, in Basque) was a poem by the famous writer Gabriel Aresti (1964).  It is a poem that achieved great success, due to its strong...
The Catalan nationalists of Northern Catalonia did not expect anything good when the candidate of Marine Le-Pen and the far-right Rassemblement National party, Louis Aliot, won the municipal elections of Perpinyà in 2020. Perpinyà was one of the few cities in all of France that the French ultra-nationalists won, and Aliot soon showed that his idea of France is...
Jean-Louis Davant Iratzabal (Urrüstoi- -Larrabile, 1935) has borne witness to the most relevant milestones in Basque contemporary history. As a young man, he got captivated by Basque cultural activism, conducting thereafter a prolific work in Basque linguistics, as well as politics. Agronomist, full member of Euskaltzaindia or Basque Language Academy, teacher, writer, political activist, author of pastorals —the traditional...
Jose Mari Pastor 2021-10-16, BERRIA. Abstract: Basque students in the Western Basque Country do not know the geography of our nation very well. When a teacher asks them to locate the village of Sohüta, in Zuberoa (Northern Basque Country), most of them place it in France. Few are those who place it in the Northern Basque Country. Spaniards often repeat that in the...

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