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Eusko Abendaren Ereserkia

 

Eusko Abendaren Ereserkia

Eusko Abendaren Ereserkia
English: Anthem of the Basque Ethnicity

National anthem of the Basque Country (Spain)
Lyrics Sabino Arana
Music Traditional Basque tune
Adopted 1930s

Eusko Abendaren Ereserkia ("Anthem of the Basque Ethnicity"),[1] also known as Euskadiko Ereserkia, is the official anthem of the Basque Country (Spain). The original title uses the orthography Euzko. It should not be confused with Eusko Gudariak ("Basque Soldiers"), the anthem of the Eusko Gudarostea (the Basque Army during the Spanish Civil War) or with the Gernikako Arbola ("The tree of Guernica"), a popular Basque song.

It is sung to a traditional Basque tune. One of the most prominent Basque nationalists, Sabino Arana, wrote the lyrics. It was used by his party (PNV) and in the 1930s adopted by the first Basque government.

Its re-proclamation by the Basque Parliament on 14 April 1983 was opposed by several parties that deemed it still to be bound to the PNV rather than to the rest of the Basques. The law makes official the music with no lyrics, since opposition parties felt the Arana text too religious and linked to PNV.

It is a testament to the word usage of Sabino Arana that the three words of the title are neologisms he created himself.

Contents

  • Lyrics (unofficial) 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Lyrics (unofficial)

Eusko Abendaren Ereserkia (Basque)
Gora ta Gora Euskadi
aintza ta aintza
bere goiko Jaun Onari.
Areitz bat Bizkaian da
Zar, sendo, zindo
bera ta bere lagia lakua
Areitz gainean dogu
gurutza deuna
beti geure goi buru
Abestu gora Euskadi
aintza ta aintza
bere goiko Jaun Onari
Anthem of the Basque Ethnicity (English translation)
Up and up Basque Country
glory and glory
to its Good Lord from above.
There is an oak tree in Biscay
old, strong, healthy
it as its law
On the tree we find
the holy cross
always on our top
Sing "Up Basque Country"
glory and glory
to its Good Lord from above

See also

References

  1. ^ Alternative spelling: Euzko Abendaren Ereserkija

External links

  • Symbols of the Basque Country: The Official Basque Anthem, at the Basque Government site (Spanish).


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