What language do the Baltic States speak?

Baltic languages, group of Indo-European languages that includes modern Latvian and Lithuanian, spoken on the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea, and the extinct Old Prussian, Yotvingian, Curonian, Selonian, and Semigallian languages.

How many Baltic languages are there?

Since there are only two official living Baltic languages on Earth today, let’s give them a thorough comparison. Both Latvian and Lithuanian use the Latin alphabet, and have done since their first recorded appearance in the 16th century, so in that sense they are very similar.

Do they speak Russian in Baltic States?

Countries themselves do not speak Russian and no Baltic country has Russian as the official language, but in largest cities there is a large ethnic Russian population who, understandably, speak Russian. Most non-Russian people who are older than 30 can communicate in Russian, but only in large cities.

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.

Old Prussian
Prūsiskai
Catechism in Old Prussian from 1545
Region Prussia
Ethnicity Baltic Prussians

Is Latvia a poor country?

Latvia is the fourth poorest EU state in terms of GDP per capita. According to Eurostat data from 2015 (published in March 2017), the quality of life in Latvia is just 64% of the European average. Latvia is the fourth poorest EU country according to Eurostat.

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Why is Lithuania so suicidal?

Historically, Lithuania has had very high suicide rates, especially among its male population. … Factors with the strongest links to suicide rates in the region include GDP growth, demographics, alcohol consumption, psychological factors and climate temperature.

What do Lithuanians look like?

They have fair skin, more than 80% have light-colored eyes and many have light-colored hair (a stereotypical Lithuanian is thus blue-eyed blonde, even though such people are a minority). Lithuanians are among the tallest peoples of the world (this maybe explains their affinity for basketball).

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