The Basque in Northern Spain and Southern France have puzzled researchers for decades now. They do not speak Spanish nor French but have their own language and culture. One theory proposed is that these people were an unmixed isolated pocket of indigenous hunter-gatherers but that theory has been an ongoing debate.
Recently, research has revealed that suggests that the Basque came from early farmers who interbred with local hunters in the Pyrenees before becoming isolated. One of the mysteries surrounding the Basque is their language which is known as “Euskera” and it is unrelated to any other language spoken in Europe or the entire world for that matter! Their customs are also unique. But there is also the mystery of their DNA. The DNA of the Basque people show distinct genetic patterns when compared to people in France or Spain! Continue Reading