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Language Information


Latvian, also known as Lettish, is spoken by about 1½ million people, most of them in the Republic of Latvia.

Latvian employs the Roman script with a number of diacritical marks to indicate special sounds.

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Latvian is spoken/used in Latvia

Language Family
Family: Indo-European
Subgroup: Baltic


Copyright © Kenneth Katzner, The Languages of the World, Published by Routledge.


Writing Sample


Writing Sample

Translation


Once upon a time, in a faraway land, beyond many seas and mountains, there lived a man who had three sons. The first two were smart, the third was—I. But on each side of my father's land there were two monsters who constantly fought each other, and the innocent people in the middle always suffered. One day my father called his sons to him and said: "Go into the world and learn how to slay the monsters. Then come back and show me what you have learned. The one who is worthy of his father's land will inherit it."

—MARTINS ZIVERTS, Kurrpurru