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Extinct: no
Family: Indo-European
Branch: Baltic
Continent: Europe
Country: Latvia
 
Region: Also spoken in Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Lithuania, New Zealand, Russia (Europe), Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Venezuela.
Countries Where Spoken: 1,394,000 in Latvia including over 500,000 Latgalians. Population total all countries 1,500,000 (1995 V. Zeps).
Countries Where Official: Latvia
   
Native Speakers: 1,394,000
Speakers Total: 1,500,000
  
Phrasebase members who speak Latvian at a native level: 196
Phrasebase members who speak Latvian at a conversational level: 196
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Latvian: 244
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Latvian: 370
  
Three Letter Code: LAT
Alternative Names: LATVISKA, "LETTISH", "LETTISCH"
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Summary: Tamian is a subdialect of Central Latvian. Latvians do not like the term "Lettish." National language. Grammar. Roman script. Christian. Bible 1689-1995.
 

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