Latvian, Standard

Language Data

  • Alternate names: "Lettisch", "Lettish"; Also, in United States: Lettish
  • Scriptures published:
    • Bible (1689 — 1995)
    • New Testament (1685 — 1937)
    • Portions (1637 — 1994)
  • Literacy: Also use English [eng] as L2
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Latvia
  • Also used in: Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Lithuania, Russian Federation, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela
  • Religion: Christian
  • Status: Statutory national language in Latvia
  • Number of users: 1,552,260 (1,190,000; 19,800)
  • Vitality: National

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)