A historical area and previous kingdom of southwest Europe into the Pyrenees of north Spain and southwest France. Inhabited from early times by ancestors of this Basques, it had been ruled by a Basque dynasty from 9th into the 13th century. The southern part had been annexed to Spain (1512-1515), as the northern part stayed an unbiased kingdom until it absolutely was integrated to the French crown lands in 1589.
An autonomous community in north Spain, once a completely independent kingdom of Basque source.
part of the Northern Basque nation (France), also known as Basse Navarre in French, to tell apart it from the Navarre belonging to Spain.