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On the northern coast of Spain we have a special modality of rowing on boats called "traineras". My hometown's one is La Marinera, the red one.

@jaz yes! Thankfully it's official and a lot of young people use it in comparison to their parents, when Franco was alive, euskara was banned.

@GuillerToots we have had similar issues with the Welsh language but it is definitely in resurgence now 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

@jaz I've been interested in learning something about it! And please, protect it, some languages as some here are dying🙁

@GuillerToots @jaz I may have heard that language in the mid 1960s. At that time, we'd drive up and down Highway 395 in California to travel. I don't remember the exact location anymore, but along Highway 395, in the middle of nowhere, was a fairly large Basque restaurant and bakery. We always stopped there because the food was out of this world and we'd load up on bread. I've always been a bread nut. Give me a big boule of good bread and butter, and that's a meal for me.

Anyway, the people there were all Basques, wore their traditional clothing, and chattered away in a language I'd never heard before. At that time I spoke German, French, and English, a little Spanish, and was familiar with Estonian and Russian. This language didn't sound like anything I'd ever heard.

@shuttersparks @jaz I can guess the place was Carson City, NV🤠 with Boise, ID, and some around Bakersfield, CA, one of the places where the Basque moved when Franco was a dictator. They also moved to Mexico and Argentina.

@GuillerToots @jaz It was well south of Carson City. I'll have to look. The place may still exist.
@GuillerToots @jaz Hmm. Either it doesn't exist anymore or it's the JT Basque place in Gardnerville. 55 years ago, the place was by itself. Gardnerville has grown enormously since the 60s. Of course, all the original people that were there are gone now, too. It might be their grandchildren running it now.

@jaz they are not so different compared to the short version of trainera (trainerilla) I think. Here traineras were first used for fishing with nets (pesca a traína, they rowed with nets for fishing) and there were huge races coming back to land for selling the most fish, from 1879 (year when the rowing society of my city was created) until today the sport changed a lot. My grandpa is the 3rd from the bottom, it's a huge tradition from Basque Country, Cantabria and Galicia.

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