Basques

The Basques (/bɑːsks/ or /bæsks/; Basque: euskaldunak [eus̺kaldunak]; Spanish: vascos [ˈbaskos]; French: basques [bask]) are a Southwestern European ethnic group,[6][7][8] characterised by the Basque language, a common culture and shared genetic ancestry to the ancient Vascones and Aquitanians.[9][10][11] Basques are indigenous to and primarily inhabit an area traditionally known as the Basque Country (Basque: Euskal Herria), a region that is located around the western end of the Pyrenees on the coast of the Bay of Biscay and straddles parts of north-central Spain and south-western France.[10]

Basques
Euskaldunak  (Basque)
Total population
c.3 million
Regions with significant populations
 Spain
(people living in the Basque Provinces of Spain, including some areas where most people do not identify themselves as Basque)
2,410,000[1][2]
 France
(people living in the French Basque Country, not all of whom identify as Basque)
239,000[1]
 United States
(self-identifying as having Basque ancestry)
57,793[3]
 Canada
(including those of mixed ancestry)
6,965[4]
Languages
BasqueSpanishFrench
Religion
Christianity (mostly Catholicism),[5] others