Who are the Basques? The Basques are a people who live in a small region (about the size of Rhode Island) that straddles the border of Spain and France from the sea in the west into the Pyrenees in the east. This area is called Euskal Herria (comprising seven provinces, historically: Araba, Bizkaia, Gipuzkoa, and Navarra on the Spanish side; Laburdi, Zuberoa, and Behe-Nafarroa on the French side). Basques speak a language called euskara, but today only about 25% of the population is fluent in that tongue. Even so, the word for a Basque person, euskaldun, means “possessor of the Basque language.” The Basque population is distinguished physically by a high incidence of Rh Negative factor in the blood.
There are strong reasons to believe that the Basques living between France and Spain in and around the Pyrenees mountain range that divides them, were some of the survivors of the thallasocracy (sea empire) of Atlantis, much of which disappeared under the sea around 1500 BC, when the ocean levels were raised 125 M (300 ft) as the ice caps on land melted at the end of the true, only unique, Ice Age. A corroborating fact is that a popular Basque ball game is very similar to a ball game played in Mexico by the Mayans.
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One website is devoted to establishing a link between the Basques, Atlantis and the Algonquins of North America. Bizarrely, at the end of the 19th century, a study of land snails in the Pyrenees led Léopold de Folin to suggest that the ancestors of the Basques came from Atlantis!
Alexander Braghine in his own search for Atlantis relates how a Basque missionary when speaking in his own language was understood by the Indians of the Peten district in Guatemala. Dr. James Rendel Harris (1852-1941), the English biblical scholar, claimed that the Mexican province of Tabasco derived its name from an ancient Egyptian word meaning land of the Basques. A further tale from Braghine records how a person from Georgia in the Caucasus was similarly understood by Basques. This would normally be considered some sort of an urban myth but it should be noted that the linguist Arthur Holmer who is studying(b) the connections between the languages of the Caucasus and Basque believes that the number of similarities are too great to be explained by coincidence alone. I have been unable to find any corroboration of the claimed Guatemalan connection with the Basque language.
It is frequently quoted that the Basques have a legend that they originally came from Atlantis, which they call Atlaintika. Since the names given to Solon were Hellenised versions of the words recorded on the pillars in Sais it seems more likely that the Basques would have had a different word to describe any former homeland. It is more likely that Atlaintika is a modification of a loanword adopted from their neighbours.
Apart from the suggestion of language similarities some have pointed out facial resemblances between Central American Indians (old Maya or modern Lancadon Indians) and Basques. The Basques believe in a mythical seven-headed serpent (disintegrating comet?), Erensuge while the Aztecs worshipped snakes. The Basques used to count in twenties rather than tens, a practice also found in Central America. The Basque ballgame of jai alai played with a wicker basket tied to the players arm is vaguely similar to pok-ta-pok played by the Maya. Fortunately the Basques did not adopt the Mayan custom of beheading the captain of the losing team. It is reported that the Basques and the Indians of Mexico and Peru practiced artificial head flattening.
The Basques are genetically distinct, having a uniquely high incidence of blood group O, a lower than usual frequency of group A and the lowest record of group B in Europe. They have the highest frequency of Rh-negative blood in the world apart from some Berber tribes. – Courtesy Atlantipedia.ie website.
The Scottish & Irish Mysteries by Robert Sepher