a) Website of Euskeraren Jatorria

This website is intended to be a meeting place for people interested on the origin of Basque, Iberian, and Paleo-European languages. For this purpose, we are introducing the works, articles and news of researchers involved in these fields.

The proposals (on etymologies, opinions…) which appear here belong to each author and this association may not necessarily agree with them.

Readers can participate by giving their opinions through the “Comments” option appearing in each post or by submitting their posts for publication.

At the website, respect is a basic rule and no inappropriate words are allowed, and, of course, arguments are most welcome.

b) Euskeraren Jatorria Association

This website is run by the Euskeraren Jatorria (Origin of Basque Language) association. Its objectives are:

- To study and investigate the origin of Basque language.

- To disseminate the hypotheses on this subject through meetings, conferences, the Internet, etc.

- To appreciate and thank the work of the experts who have investigated the origin of the Basque language.

To achieve these objectives we carry out the following actions:

- Organize an annual meeting on the subject.

- Dissemination through conferences, round table discussions, books…

- Maintain this website to disseminate information on these topics.

- Promote relationships between members of the association.

c) Annual conferences

To date, 14 conferences have been held in which totally unknown theories were made known, both from current and former researchers : Kapanaga, Zubiaga, Segurola, Mujika, Naberan, Mendizabal, Xaho, Goitia.

Some of the conferences have been very successful. For example, Mariam Martínez de Pancorbo and Sergio Cardoso, from the EHU-Biomics Basque DNA Bank, and Stephen Oppenhaimer, from the University of Oxford, confirmed that 70% of the British and Irish derive their genetic ancestry from the Cantabrian-Basque refuge. This has important consequences not only in linguistics, but also in the study of the history of our country, because they confirm the works of Joxemiel Barandiaran.

d) Iruña-Veleia

The association includes a committee to help clarify the subject of Iruña-Veleia, since the ostraca found at this site are important for understanding the historical development of the Basque language. The committee has carried out various initiatives: meetings with organisations involved in the subject (Provincial Government of Alava, Iruña de Oca’s town council…), lectures, follow-up of reports, and bulletins (disseminated internationally). We have held international conferences at Palacio Europa of Vitoria-Gasteiz, inviting experts who have authored reports on the graffiti, such as Edward Harris (founder of contemporaneous archaeology), Antonio Rodríguez Colmenero, Joaquim Baxarias, Ulrike Fritz, etc.

e) Contact

In the event that you want to participate in the web site or contact us, you can reach us at this address:  euskerarenjatorria     @     gmail.com