Euskaltzaindia eta euskararen arautzea

This article reviews the nature of Euskaltzaindia and the work that is carried out in that institution. The assignment of Euskaltzaindia is to unify a language in process of normalisation, the forming of a tool for all the Basques. To show how this task has been accomplished and how it is carried out today, first the author offers some information on the birth of Euskaltzandia. He then briefly informs on its first projects. Then, taking the meeting at Arantzazu as a starting point, he evaluates the projects carried out since then. Particular mention is made of the dictionary, the grammar and the atlas. Finally, the demands of current society are examined and the way in which Euskaltzaindia responds to these challenges is explained.