The Balts or Baltic people (Lithuanian: baltai, Latvian: balti) are a group of Indo-European peoples primarily characterized as speakers of the Baltic languages.
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.
What do the Germans call the Baltic?
Germanic languages, except for English, call the Baltic the “East Sea”: Afrikaans (Oossee), Danish (Østersøen), Dutch (Oostzee), German (Ostsee), Icelandic and Faroese (Eystrasalt), Norwegian (Bokmål: Østersjøen; Nynorsk: Austersjøen), and Swedish (Östersjön).