Basque Language

Basque and Spanish are the official languages of the Basque Country. Basque is the oldest living language in Europe. In Getxo, 20% of the residents speak Basque and 30% have some knowledge of this language.

Getxo Town Council has a Basque Language Department that offers the following opportunities:

  • Information on euskara and its learning in the municipality.
  • Grants for studying the language, grants for sign-writing for shops and business in Basque.
  • Initiatives to support and disseminate the Basque culture and language.
  • Programmes to encourage the widespread use of Basque and in public places.



Getxoko Euskera Zerbitzua.

Getxo Town Council encourages and supports the study and use of the Basque Language. Foreigners may learn Basque by the the mainstream educational system, but there are also special courses to start people off.