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Basque language a practical introduction by Alan R. King

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Published by University of Nevada Press in Reno .
Written in English


  • Textbooks for foreign speakers,
  • Basque language,
  • Study and teaching,
  • Grammar,
  • English

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Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementAlan R. King
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 462 pages
Number of Pages462
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26949045M
ISBN 100874178959
ISBN 109780874178951

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