Latvian language facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLatvian
|Native to||Latvia, Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, New Zealand, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Venezuela, Finland|
|Native speakers||native 1.39 million (Latvia)
1.54 million (Worldwide)
second language: 500,000 (date missing)
|Writing system||Roman script|
|Official language in||Latvia, European Union|
|Regulated by||Latvian State Language Center|
Latvian language (Latvian: latviešu valoda), is the official state language of Latvia. It is also called Lettish and Lettisch.
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In 1649 settlement of the Latvian speaking Kursenieki spanned from Memel (Klaipėda) to Danzig (Gdańsk).
Dictionary of the Polish-Latin-Latvian languages by Georgs Elgers, published in Vilnius, Grand Duchy of Lithuania, 1683
Latvian Lutheran hymnbook in old orthography.
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