The Baltic countries of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia are often grouped together due to historical and regional similarities, but each has its own distinct language—and none of these countries’ official languages belong to the Slavic language family, which Russian, Polish, and Ukrainian belong to (and which some …
Can the Baltic countries understand each other?
NO, they don’t understand each other. When they want to communicate, they do it in English or (in) Russian. No, they are not similar; even their origins are different. Estonian is of Finno-Ugric origin and Finnic, Latvian is of IE origin and Baltic.
Are Baltic languages mutually intelligible?
The Baltic languages are thought by some scholars to have a historical relationship with Slavic languages such as Polish, and they therefore talk of a Balto-Slavic language family. Unlike Finnish and Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian are not mutually intelligible.
Are Lithuanians and Latvians related?
The Lithuanians and Estonians are the closest neighbours of the Latvians. Latvians and Lithuanians share the same Balt language family. They have similar traditional culture.
Is Livonian extinct?
The native land of the Livonian people is the Livonian Coast of the Gulf of Livonia, located in the north of the Kurzeme peninsula in Latvia.
|Extinct||2 June 2013, with the death of Grizelda Kristiņa|
|Revival||~40 L2 speakers at B1 and up ~210 at A1–A2|
Is there a Prussian language?
The language is called Old Prussian to avoid confusion with the German dialects of Low Prussian and High Prussian and with the adjective Prussian as it relates to the later German state.
Old Prussian language.
|Catechism in Old Prussian from 1545|