This article is a series of language learning posts by ParaSport News. The goal is to provide sport fans some very basic sport and Paralympic vocabulary so you can talk with the world about disability sport at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio.
There aren’t many native speakers outside a small region in France and Spain, but there are native speakers of the language who have competed at the Paralympic Games.
General disability words:
- Ataxia – Ataxia
- Itsutasun – Blindness
- Esklerosi anizkoitz – Multiple sclerosis
Sport specific words:
- Paralinpiar Jokoak – Paralympic Games
Wheelchair basketball specific words:
- Saskibaloi – Basketball
- Luzapen – Overtime
- Antolatzaile – Point guard
- Eskolta – Shooting guard
- Pibota – Center
- Saskibaloiko pabilioiak – Basketball venue