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 muckle 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]

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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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 Lord's Prayer in Latvian in Sebastian Münster's Cosmographia Universalis, in Roman script.

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Lettish". TheFreeDictionary.com. Retrieved 28 Julie 2007.
  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