Jakin (magazine)

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Cover of the magazine
Editor-in-chiefLorea Agirre
First issue1956
CountryBasque Country
Based inDonostia
LanguageBasque language
OCLC number641793207

Jakin is a Basque cultural group, magazine, and publishing house. Founded in 1956, it is one of the oldest in Basque language.[1] "Jakin" means "knowledge" in Basque and the magazine specializes on social and cultural issues. One of the leading members of Jakin is the philosopher Joxe Azurmendi. Currently, the editor-in-chief of Jakin is Lorea Agirre.[2]

History and profile[edit]

Before the establishment of the magazine in 1956 Jakin was a cultural group.[3] The first name of the magazine was Teologiaren Yardunak, and Nikolas Ormaetxea and Txillardegi, among others, wrote there.

The publication was prohibited by Franco's regime in 1969; publication resumed in 1977. During that period, Jakin began publishing books. Jakin was instrumental in the "cultivation" of Basque, increasing its ability to "express difficult topics".[4]

In 2006, the magazine won the Argizaiola award.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Olaziregi, Mari Jose 2012, Basque Literary History, Reno: Center for Basque Studies/University of Nevada ISBN 978-1-935709-19-0 (pbk.)
  2. ^ Jakingunea website
  3. ^ Azurmendi, Joxe 1984: "Mitxelenaren bere lekuratzeko", in Salbatore Mitxelena: Idazlan Guztiak II, Oñati: EFA.
  4. ^ Mitxelena, Koldo, Asaba zaharren baratza, in Patxi Altuna (ed.) Mitxelenaren Idazlan Hautatuak, Bilbo, Mensajero. 1972.
  5. ^ Gara newspaper

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