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Latvie
Lettish[1]
latviešu valoda
Pronunciation[ˈlatviɛʃu ˈvaluɔda]
Native taeLatvie
RegionBaltic
EthnicityLatvies
Native speakers
1.75 million (2015)[2]
Latin (Latvie alphabet)
Latvie Braille
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in
 Latvie
 European Union
Leid codes
ISO 639-1lv
ISO 639-2lav
ISO 639-3lavinclusive code
Individual codes:
lvs – Staundart Latvie leid
ltg – Latgalian leid
Glottologlatv1249[3]
Linguasphere54-AAB-a
Latvian as primary language at home by municipalities and cities (2011).svg
Uise o Latvie as the primar leid at hame in 2011 bi municipalities o Latvie
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Latvie (latviešu valoda) is the offeecial state leid o Latvie. It is an aa sometimes referred tae as Lettish. Thare are aboot 1.4 million native Latvian speakers in Latvie an aboot 150,000 abroad. The Latvian leid haes a relatively lairge nummer o non-native speakers, atypical for a sma leid. Acause o leid policy in Latvie aboot 1.9 million or 79% o the Latvian population speak Latvian.[4] The uise o the Latvian leid in various auries o social life in Latvie is increasin.[5]

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

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

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Lettish". TheFreeDictionary.com. Retrieved 2007-07-28. 
  2. Latvie at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Staundart Latvie leid at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Latgalian leid at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Latvian". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. Dažādu tautu valodu prasme(in Latvie)
  5. DELFI - Rihards Svelpe: Trîs veidi kâ pârdot Latviju starptautiski