Basque provinces

a region in N Spain, bordering on the Bay of Biscay.
Historical Examples

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.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 6 Various

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)


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