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:: XVI-XVII centuries ::


1. Extension X century
2. Extension XVI-XVIII centuries
3. Extension XIX century
4. Extension mid XX century

The geographical situation of the Basque language does not fundamentally change during this period. The South of Navarre and Alava are basically Romance, and its capitals -Pamplona and Vitoria-, retain a considerable Basque speaking population while being bilingual. This is shown in various testimonies of travellers of the time and their documentation. The rest of the Basque territories retain the Basque language with the exception of Labourdi's capital, Bayonne, which had lost it during the Middle Ages because of the Gascogne implantation, and also with the exception of the very Western part of the Biscayan territory.

 
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