Latgalian

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A language of Latvia

Alternate Names
Latgaliešu
Population

200,000 in Latvia (2009 J. Eisaks).

Location

Balvi, Kraslava, Ludza, Preili, and Rezekne municipalities. Daugavpils and Jekabpils municipalities north of the Daugava river. Formerly Latgalia region.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Latvian [lav] and Lithuanian [lit]. A member of macrolanguage Latvian [lav].

Language Use

Also use Russian [rus], Standard Latvian [lvs].

Language Development
Newspapers. Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].