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Basque

Basque is a niche language spoken in parts of Spain and France. Given this locality and the language's use of Roman characters, it's odd that Basque bears little resembles to any other Indo-European languages. In fact, Basque survives as a relic from pre-Roman Europe. Basque is one of the hardest languages to learn because of its complex grammar. Words can have over twenty conjugates, with changes being made by way of prefix, suffice, and infix. New words are composed of not only roots modified by various endings, like the Romantic languages, but also beginnings.