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Från Biscaja till Baskien: Förändringar i namnbruket genom tiderna

Magazine article
Authors Joakim Lilljegren
Published in Ortnamnssällskapets i Uppsala årsskrift
Pages 45-60
ISSN 0473-4351
Publication year 2018
Published at Gothenburg University Library
Pages 45-60
Language sv
Keywords Ortnamn
Subject categories Swedish language


The commonest Swedish exonym for the Basque Country, Baskien, was added as an entry in the latest edition of the Swedish Academy glossary SAOL (2015), when toponyms were included for the first time. However, several other exonyms have also been used in Swedish for the Basque Country, for example Biscaja, Baskiska provinserna, Baskerlandet, Baskerland and Basklandet. Most of these have been in use since the beginning of the 19th century, but since 1975 Baskien has been the dominant form and use of the other names has declined, although they may still be seen occasionally. The variety of Swedish exonyms reflects the many endonyms for the region in Basque, French and Spanish, including Euskal Herria, Euskadi, Pays basque, País Vasco, Provincias Vascongadas, Vasconia etc.

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