a region in N Spain, bordering on the Bay of Biscay.
A few years later, emigrants began to come in from the Basque Provinces, and from Catalonia.
Cuba Past and Present Richard Davey
We are on our way north, perhaps as far as the Basque Provinces.
The Rock of the Lion Molly Elliot Seawell
For an account of its inhabitants and their customs, language and history, see Basques and Basque Provinces.
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an autonomous region of N Spain, comprising the provinces of Álava, Guipúzcoa, and Vizcaya: inhabited mainly by Basques, who retained virtual autonomy from the 9th to the 19th century. Pop: 1 840 700 (2003 est). Area: about 7250 sq km (2800 sq miles)
- Basque region
basque region Basque Region [(bask)] An area in northern Spain, centered at Bilbao, where many speakers of Basque, a language unrelated to European languages, have demanded a separate Basque state. Basque separatists have engaged in terrorism against Basque moderates and Spanish officials.
- Basque shirt
a knitted pullover shirt having a crew neck, long or short sleeves, and a pattern of horizontal stripes.
one of a people of unknown origin inhabiting the western Pyrenees regions in France and Spain. their language, not known to be related to any other language. (lowercase) a close-fitting bodice, sometimes having an extension that covers the hips. (lowercase) the extension of this bodice or of a doublet. of or relating to the Basques […]
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