Speaking Basque

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 12:00am

2018_0809_06.mp3

Host Marco Werman talks with Nina Porzucki of The World in Words podcast about why the Basque language has survived. By rights, it should have died out, like so many other minority languages. Basque remains spoken in parts of Spain and France even after decades of suppression from hostile governments. Now Basque is protected and children learn it at school. But will that be enough to ensure its survival?