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Latvian / Latviešu Valoda

Latvian is a Baltic language spoken by approximately 1.4 million people. While Latvian is closely related to Lithuanian, the two are not mutually intelligible. Conversely, even though Latgalian and New Curonian are mutually intelligible with Latvian, some insist they should be treated as separate and distinct languages.

Modern Latvian can be split into three major dialects: West (Tamiam), East (Latgalian) and Central.

The Latvian language is regulated by the Latvian State Language Center and holds official language status in Latvia and the European Union.


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Did You Know?

Latvian is a highly inflected language with several analytical forms, three dialects and a peculiar German syntactical influence.

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