Arriza Family Papers

 Collection — Box: BSQAP0085
Identifier: BAQ033

Scope and Contents

BSQAP 0085 1983-1986

Works written by Jo Arriza:

-One, about a travel to the Basque Country to see his ancestors’ places of origin

-Another, about the similarities between Basque and Lakota languages

-Cassette tape: The Stone Age Tribes of the Great Flood Challenge written on one side and Jo Arriza Speech on the other side.


  • 1983-1986


Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site.

Biographical / Historical

Josi Arriza is an American researcher and the daughter of Basque emigrants from Lekeitio and Ispaster. She received her B.A. in Spanish, French and Political Science and her M.A. in Speech and Communication with a specialization in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the University of Colorado. She entered the Linguistics Ph.D. program at the University of Colorado, but she did not complete the requirements. She researched the linguistic and cultural relationship between Basque and Lakota. She participated in the 1982 Western Branch Meeting in Colorado, with the paper “A contrastive study of Lakota and Basque.”


0.25 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



Booklets written by Jo Arriza. One of them is about a trip to the Basque Country and other two are a comparative researches about Basque and Lakota languages. Collection also includes correspondence and a cassette that contains Arriza's speech.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Jon Bilbao Basque Library Repository

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