Ethonym for people of the Pyrenees region of France and Spain, distinct from other European populations
, based on a high frequency
of the Rh allele
and distinctive language
. L. L. Cavalli-Sforza has suggested that the Basque-speaking people are the descendants of the original AMHs
(i.e. Cro-Magnon) to occupy Europe.
See Rhesus blood group