People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Basque of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 33,565

ROP3 Code: 101106
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Basque
Language: Basque - (eus)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Spain

Photo courtesy of Joshua Project.
By Tomás Crevillén Gómez

Majority Located Where

  Boise City, ID - 2,600

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 1,900

  Reno-Sparks, NV - 1,900

  Montreal (Laval), QC - 1,870

  Bakersfield, CA - 1,247

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Brief Profile

The Basque people are an indigenous ethnic group who primarily originating from the western end of the Pyrenees on the coast of the Bay of Biscay, extending into parts of north-central Spain and south-western France.

Since the Basque language is unrelated to Indo-European, it has long been thought to represent the people or culture that occupied Europe before the spread of Indo-European languages.

The largest of several important Basque communities in the United States is in the area around Boise, Idaho, home to the Basque Museum and Cultural Center, host to an annual Basque festival, as well as a festival for the Basque diaspora every five years. Reno, Nevada, where the Center for Basque Studies and the Basque Studies Library are located at the University of Nevada, is another significant nucleus of Basque population.

Elko, Nevada sponsors an annual Basque festival that celebrates the dance, cuisine and cultures of the Basque peoples of Spanish, French and Mexican nationalities who have arrived in Nevada since the late 19th century.

The majority of Basque people in North America claim Roman Catholicism as their religion.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for Basque people to find not just economic prosperity, but the riches of new life in Jesus Christ.
  • Pray for workers to be raised up to reap the harvest among Basque people who are more open to Christianity.
  • Pray for the evangelization and discipleship of Basque people.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesMeridianBoise CityID2,600
United StatesWest CovinaLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA1,900
United StatesRenoReno-SparksNV1,900
CanadaMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC1,870
United StatesBakersfieldBakersfieldCA1,247