Latvian language, also called Lettish, Latvian Latviesu Valoda, East Baltic language spoken primarily in Latvia, where it has been the official language since 1918. It belongs to the Baltic branch of the Indo-European family of languages.
Do they speak Latin in Latvia?
Which is spoken in the Baltic region. It is the language of Latvians and the official language of Latvia as well as one of the official languages of the European Union.
|Writing system||Latin (Latvian alphabet) Latvian Braille|
|Official language in||Latvia European Union|
Where is Latvia and what language do they speak?
Latvia is an Eastern Baltic language and is a member of the Indo-European language family which is closely related to the Lithuanian language. The earliest documents written in Latvian were hymns written in 1530 by a German pastor known as Nikolaus Ramm as well as the translation of the Lord’s Prayer written in 1544.
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.
Is Latvia and Russian similar?
Not identical but very close. They are in the same Baltic Slavic language group. Ethnical Latvians don’t like to admit the fact but the only other language closer to Latvian than Russian is Lithuanian. Similar grammar (not identical but very similar), roughly one third of Latvian words are related to Russian.
How safe is Latvia?
Latvia is a safe country. Crime levels in Latvia are relatively small. The murder rate is on par with the USA. However, crime is spread much more evenly in Latvia than in the West, meaning there is no division into “dangerous ghettos” and “suburbs where nothing bad ever happens”.