Basque Place Names
are used in the Basque Country (northern Spain and southern France).
ETXEBERRIA (Settlement) Basque
Means "the new house", from Basque etxe
"house" and berri
"new". This was the name of a village (and castle) in Navarre where the saint Francis Xavier was born.
IBARRA (Settlement) Basque, Spanish
Derived from Basque ibar
meaning "meadow". This is the name of a few Basque towns.
LEIRE (Mountain) Basque
Possibly from Latin legionarius
meaning "pertaining to a legion". This is the name of a mountain in Navarre, the site of an old monastery.
MENDOZA (Settlement) Basque
From Basque mendi
"mountain" and hotz
"cold". This is the name of a town in Álava, Spain.
ZABALA (Settlement) Basque
From Basque zabal
meaning "large, wide". This is the name of a district within the city of Bilbao in Spain.