Latgalian

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A language of Latvia

Alternate Names
Latgaliešu
Population

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

Location

Eastern Latvia, Latgale (Latgalia, Latgola). Also in Canada, Germany, Russian Federation, United States.

Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Similar to Latvian [lav] and Lithuanian [lit].

Language Use

Most adults are bilingual in Standard Latvian [lvs] and Russian [rus]; only a few older people have little or no knowledge of Latvian.

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