Lithuanie is the offeecial leid o Lithuanie, spak bi aboot 3 million fowk in Lithuanie an tens o thoosands in sindry émigré communities. It is a Balitc an is sib tae Latvie.

lietuvių kalba
Pronunciation[lʲɪɛˈtʊvʲuː kɐɫˈbɐ ]
Native taeLithuania
Native speakers
3.0 million (2012)[1]
  • Balto-Slavic
    • Baltic
      • Eastern Baltic
        • Lithuanian
Early forms
  • Proto-Balto-Slavic
    • Proto-Baltic
  • Samogitian, Aukštaitian
Latin (Lithuanian alphabet)
Lithuanian Braille
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in
 European Union
Recognised minority
leid in
Regulatit biCommission o the Lithuanian Leid
Leid codes
ISO 639-1lt
ISO 639-2lit
ISO 639-3Either:
lit – Modern Lithuanian
olt – Old Lithuanian
Map of the area of Lithuanian language majorities (marked in dark blue) and minorities (marked in light blue)
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References eedit

  1. Lithuanie leid at Ethnologue (19t ed., 2016)
  2. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Lithuanian". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.