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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 Prussian.


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 danshort@gte.net for more information. These images are not public domain.

 

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