Old Basque House – Vieja Casa Vasca

« A central concept in Basque identity is belonging, not only to the Basque people but to a house, known in the Basque language as etxea. (…) » Even today, some Basques recall their origins by introducing themselves to a compatriot from the same region not by their family name, by the name of their house, a…

JAI-ALAI : The fastest sport in the world is Basque (ENGLISH VERSION)

Jai alai is a sport involving a ball bounced off a walled space by accelerating it to high speeds with a hand-held device (cesta). It is a variation of Basque pelota. The term, coined by Serafin Baroja in 1875, is also often loosely applied to the fronton (the open-walled playing area) where the sport is played….