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Liv

A language of Latvia

ISO 639-3liv

Population  15 (1995 V. Zeps).
Region  Kurzeme, west of Kolkasrags, 8 coastal villages; Riga area dispersed.
Alternate names   Livonian, Lívõnkél
Dialects  Western Livonian (Kurzeme, Raandalist), Eastern Livonian (Vidzeme).
Classification  Uralic, Finnic
Language use  Eastern Livonian has no remaining speakers. Also use Latvian [lav] or Russian.
Language development  NT: 1942.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Christian. Nearly extinct.
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