[ltg] Eastern Latvia, Latgale (Latgalia, Latgola). Also in Canada, Germany, Russian Federation, United States. 200,000 in Latvia (2009 J. Eisaks). Status: 4 (Educational). Alternate Names: Latgaliešu Dialects: Similar to Latvian [lav] and Lithuanian [lit]. Classification: Indo-European, Baltic, Eastern
Latvian Sign Language
[lvs] Also in Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Lithuania, New Zealand, Russian Federation, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela. 1,190,000 in Latvia. Population total all countries: 1,272,650. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1998, Constitution, Article 4). Alternate Names: “Lettisch” (pej.), “Lettish” (pej.) Dialects: Tamian is a subdialect of the Central Latvian dialect. Classification: Indo-European, Baltic, Eastern Comments: Christian.
[liv] Kurzeme, west of Kolkasrags, 8 coastal villages; Riga area dispersed. 15 (1995 V. Zeps). May be one speaker with full competence (Salminen 2007). Status: 8b (Nearly extinct). Alternate Names: Livõ kel, Livonian Dialects: Eastern Livonian (Vidzeme), Western Livonian (Kurzeme, Raandalist). Classification: Uralic, Finnic Comments: Christian.
[rml] 8,000 in Latvia (1995 V. Zeps). Status: 5 (Developing). Dialects: Estonian Romani, Latvian Romani (Lettish Romani), North Russian Romani, Polish Romani, White Russian Romani. Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central zone, Romani, Northern Comments: Ethnic groups: Lotfítka Romá (western Latvia). Christian.