Per Noste is a French association founded in 1960 under the name Per Nouste with the aim of supporting and promoting the Occitan language and civilization in Gascony. Its founding chairman is Roger Lapassade. Among the 26 founder members are Robert Darrigrand, Pierre Tucoo-Chala, and Xavier Ravier. Michel Grosclaude joined them in 1965. Since its very beginnings, the association has promoted the language teaching through the publication of handbooks.
The magazine Per Nouste was created in 1967 (its name changed to Per Noste in 1968). Its title later became País Gascons (1978).
Per Noste acted also as a local section of the IEO until 2009. Per Noste has promoted or participated in the creation of many projects linked to Occitan language revival (Calandreta, Nadau, Ràdio País, Ostau Bearnés in Pau…)
Notes and references
- Robert DARRIGRAND, Vie et œuvre de Roger Lapassade, Actes du colloque d’Orthez, p. 15-29, Toulouse, CELO, 1998.
- Joan EYGUN, Espiar au delà deus gaves : occitanisme e bearnitat de 1950 a 1970, Actes du colloque d’Orthez, p. 31-40, Toulouse, CELO, 1998.
- Robert DARRIGRAND, "Prumerias de Per Noste", País Gascons 235 01-02/2007, p. 9.