Did you know that the ancient and mysterious language of Basque (or Euskara) is possibly the oldest language in Europe and that scholars remain unsure of its origins? Crazy huh? But true. It’s believed that Basque, still spoken in the western regions of the Spanish and French Pyrenees, is thousands of years old and could date back to as early as 200 BCE.
Some important facts to consider for International Mother Language Day - and the answers to the quiz questions from our earlier post.
In the build up to International Mother Language Day on Sunday we’re thinking about the many languages of the world and what they mean for the wellbeing and diversity of our culture and society.