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Latvian, Latviešu valoda

Related languages With Lithuanian, it's one of the Eastern Baltic languages.
European speakers 1,550,000 speakers
Territories Latvian is the official language of Latvia. Home speakers live in Lithuania, Estonia, Sweden, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
Alphabet The Latin alphabet is used, with the additions of
First examples Latvian place names appear in Baltic texts from the 13th century. Substantial Latvian texts, such as Ghisbert's translation of the Lord's Prayer, date from the 16th century.
Other facts Latvian divides into 3 main dialects, Central, High Latvian and Tamian. The standard language is based on the Central dialect. Its geographical position means foreign influences have been few.

Key Phrases

Yes.

No.

Welcome!

Pleased to meet you.
Sveiki.
Hello.

Goodbye.
Paldies.
Thank you.
Mani sauc ...
My name is ...

Do you speak English?

I'm sorry, I don't speak Latvian.

I need help.

Where is the toilet, please?

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