Latgalian

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A language of Latvia

Alternate Names
Latgaliešu, Latgališu
Population

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

Location

Eastern, formerly Latgalia region, Balvu, Kraslavas, Ludzas, Preilu, and Rezeknes municipalities; Daugavpils and Jekabpils municipalities north of the Daugava river; generally east of the Balvi–Pechory (Russia) highway.

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. NT: 1937.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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