I WANT TO LIVE IN BASQUE. REALLY?

Aitor Sarriegi

2020-09-04, GOIBERRI.

Abstract:

“I want to live in Basque” is a motto coming to prominence in the last years, but reality is much cruder, and we Basques cannot actually live in Basque, even in the areas where Basque language is prevalent. When we get to the cinema, we are compelled to see films in Spanish/French, the instructions for any house appliances are never written in Basque, and the sale deed of new flats is always in bare Spanish/French… The list of such instances is countless.

It comes down to us to have some of these things changed, to show that we really want to live in Basque. As long as we do not act accordingly, the present state of things will become permanent.