HAIKU IN SPAIN: BASQUE
The Basque Country is an autonomous community that was granted nationality status within Spain in 1978. The term “Basque Country” also refers to the Basque language and cultural community that comprises parts of southwestern France as well as northwestern Spain. Euskera, the pre-Indo-European Basque language, is a language isolate, that is, it is unrelated to any other language in the world. In 2016 Basque had 751,500 active speakers. Juan Kruz Igerabide was the first to produce a book of haiku in Basque, Sarean leiho (Window in the Net; 1994).