The Etxepare Basque Institute has the mission of making the Basque language and culture known to the world in fulfillment of the slogan by Bernat Etxepare (author of the first book printed in the Basque language in 1545): “jalgi hadi mundura” (“open yourself to the world”).
The Etxepare Institutre set up an innovative plan to facilitate initial contact with Euskara (the Basque language) and Basque culture for people from all over the world: Euskara Mundiala. This plan gives people the chance to speak Euskara via the www.euskaramundiala.net website.
The mission of the
Etxepare Basque Institute is to spread the
Basque language and culture
On the www.euskaramundiala.net website you can listen to dozens of phrases in Euskara: typical expressions, proverbs and tongue twisters. Anyone who accesses the website can choose whatever phrase they want, listen to it, and record it right there on the website with a webcam, thereby multiplying the number of Basque speakers. It also offers users the option to say whatever they want and they can ask for a translation into Basque of what they want to say.
We want you, as well as your friends and acquaintances, to take part in this project. Likewise, we’d also like to let you know that from now on you can also find us on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. We’ve created profiles in four languages: Basque, Spanish, English and French. These are the links:
In 1545, Bernart
Etxepare, wrote a book called 'Linguae
Vasconum Primitae', the first book
in Basque. This first work of
literature in Euskara make a wish
for our language:
By following us here, you’ll receive news about us in whichever language you choose. We’ll tell you what’s going on in the Institute, but also what’s happening all over the world regarding Euskara and Basque culture. We invite you to take an active part in these forums, posting news and photos of any events you are organizing and sharing your thoughts and comments.
2012 New York event (pdf)
For more information contact:
Prim, 7 I 20006 Donostia-San Sebastián
Tel.: 943 023 400 I Fax: 943 023 401