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Belarusan
[bel] East and southeast. 63,000 in Lithuania. Status: 5 (Dispersed). Classification: Indo-European, Slavic, East Comments: Began in the 16th century.

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Karaim
[kdr] Trakai and a few other places. Also in Ukraine. 50 in Lithuania (Salminen 2007). Population total all countries: 56. Ethnic population: 270. Status: 8b (Nearly extinct). Alternate Names: Turkic Karaite Dialects: Trakay (Trakai). Similar to Karachay [krc] and Kumyk [kum]. Classification: Altaic, Turkic, Western, Ponto-Caspian Comments: No remaining speakers in Israel. Jewish (Karaite).

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Lithuanian
[lit] Widespread. Also in Argentina, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Poland, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan. 2,960,000 in Lithuania (1998). Population total all countries: 3,130,970. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1992, Constitution, Article 14). Alternate Names: Lietuvi, Lietuviskai, Litauische, Litewski, Litovskiy Dialects: Aukshtaitish (Aukshtaichiai, Aukstaitiskai, Highland Lithuanian), Dzukish (Dzukiskai), Shamaitish (Lowland Lithuanian, Samogitian, Zemachiai, Zemaitis, Zemaitiskai, Zhemaitish), Suvalkietiskai. Aukstaitiskai easily understand Suvalkai, Dzukai with some difficulty, and vice versa; Zemaitiskai difficult for others to understand. Classification: Indo-European, Baltic, Eastern Comments: Christian, Muslim (Tatar).

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Lithuanian Sign Language
[lls] Status: 6a (Vigorous). Classification: Deaf sign language

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Polish
[pol] 258,000 in Lithuania. Status: 5 (Dispersed). Classification: Indo-European, Slavic, West, Lechitic

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Romani, Baltic
[rml] Status: 5 (Developing). Dialects: Lithuanian Romani. Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central zone, Romani, Northern

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Russian
[rus] 344,000 in Lithuania. Status: 3 (Wider communication). Classification: Indo-European, Slavic, East Comments: Christian.

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Ukrainian
[ukr] 45,000 in Lithuania. Status: 5 (Dispersed). Classification: Indo-European, Slavic, East

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