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This map shows the regions
of the world where Latvian is commonly spoken (red circle).
About two million speakers of Latvian exist today. Latvian is
also called Lettish. This language comes from the Baltic family
of languages in the Balto-Slavic branches of Indo-European.
It is closely related to Lithuanian
and the extinct language of Old
|Daniel M. Short originally created this
map and the other Indo-European language charts for his website at http://www.danshort.com/.
I reproduce these images here with the author's permission, but they are
copyrighted by Daniel Short as of 2002. These charts should not be reproduced
or reused without Mr. Short's approval. You may contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information. These images are not public domain.