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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A historical region and former kingdom of southwest Europe in the Pyrenees of northern Spain and southwest France. Inhabited from early times by ancestors of the Basques, it was ruled by a Basque dynasty from the 9th to the 13th century. The southern part was annexed to Spain (1512-1515), while the northern part remained an independent kingdom until it was incorporated into the French crown lands in 1589.

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  • proper n. An autonomous community in northern Spain, once an independent kingdom of Basque origin.
  • proper n. A part of the Northern Basque Country (France), often referred to as Basse Navarre in French, to distinguish it from the Navarre belonging to Spain.

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