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A language of Latvia

Alternate Names
“Lettisch” (pej.), “Lettish” (pej.)
Population

1,190,000 in Latvia. Population total all countries: 1,272,650.

Location

Also in Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Lithuania, New Zealand, Russian Federation, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela.

Language Status

1 (National). Statutory national language (1998, Constitution, Article 4).

Dialects

Tamian is a subdialect of the Central Latvian dialect.

Language Development
Fully developed. Bible: 1689–1995.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian.