Quick Answer: Are the Baltics considered Slavic?

The traditional division into two distinct sub-branches (i.e. Slavic and Baltic) is mostly upheld by scholars who accept Balto-Slavic as a genetic branch of Indo-European. There is a general consensus that the Baltic languages can be divided into East Baltic (Lithuanian, Latvian) and West Baltic (Old Prussian).

Are Latvians Slavic or Nordic?

Slavic is an adjective for Slavs (an ethnic group) Latvians are not Slavs. Nordic is by contrast geographic. The Baltics are not usually considered Nordic, albeit in the broadest stretch they sometimes are.

Are Latvians considered Slavic?

So in short, Latvians as an ethnic group are NOT Slavic, despite some historic influences on our language and culture and the mixed ancestry of some Latvians, however Latvia as a country is only somewhat Slavic at most, and only due to its big Russian-speaking minority (Russian is not an official language, though).

Is English a Balto-Slavic language?

The Balto-Slavic languages are mainly spoken in areas of eastern, northern and southern parts of Europe.

Balto-Slavic languages.

Balto-Slavic
Linguistic classification: Indo-European Balto-Slavic
Proto-language: Proto-Balto-Slavic
Subdivisions: Slavic Baltic
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