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Latvie (latviešu valoda) is the offeecial state leid o Latvie. It is an aa sometimes referred tae as Lettish. There are aboot 1.4 million native Latvian speakers in Latvie an aboot 150,000 abroad. The Latvian leid haes a relatively lairge number o non-native speakers, atypical for a sma leid. Acause o leid policy in Latvie aboot 1.9 million or 79% of the Latvian population speak Latvian.[1] The uise o the Latvian leid in various auries o social life in Latvie is increasin.[2]

Latvian is a Baltic leid an is maist closely relatit tae Lithuanie, although the twa are no mutually intelligible.

Latvian first appeared in Wastren print in the mid-16t century wi the reproduction o the Laird's Prayer in Latvian in Sebastian Münster's Cosmographia Universalis, in Roman script.

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