Re: Basque, where did they come from?

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Wed, 23 Aug 95 19:40:28 GMT

In article <410v4n$> (Allan Dunn) writes:
>From: (Allan Dunn)
>Subject: Re: Basque, where did they come from?
>Date: 18 Aug 1995 02:49:59 GMT
>Allan MacKinnon ( wrote:
>: > : As I understand it, the Basque language is in a different language
family>: > : (I once read it was a *Na-Dene* language or something like
that). >: > ^^^^^^^^^^
>: >
>: > To me the Dene people are the "Navajo." Very curious...Explain? I'm lost!
>: >
: I don't believe that it was a Na-Dene language as that was native to
>: North America, along with Amerind and some other language. The language
>I don't believe that Sumerian and Etruscan are any more related to
>Basque, than Na-Dene (although there is more of a possibility of the

According to my note, Basque language is listed under the Sino-Caucasian
language group, in line with Sino-Tibetian and North Caucasian. Basque has
been a distinct population for at least 18,000 years according to the
archaeological and DNA evidences. It is the only survivor of the language
spoken in the southern and eastern Europe before the arrival of the Indo-
European languages. An ancient population was isolated in the region at
the peak of the last ice age. The cultural differences, including the
language, and the geographical barriers maintained the unique genetic and
linguistic identity. The source: New Scientist, the issue unknown.

Nobby Miura