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A language of Latvia

Alternate Names
Livõ kel, Livonian
Population

15 (1995 V. Zeps). May be one speaker with full competence (Salminen 2007).

Location

Kurzeme, west of Kolkasrags, 8 coastal villages; Riga area dispersed.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

Eastern Livonian (Vidzeme), Western Livonian (Kurzeme, Raandalist).

Language Use

Eastern Livonian has no remaining speakers. Also use Standard Latvian [lvs] or Russian [rus].

Language Development
NT: 1942.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian.