Our Latvian translation team consists of
Latvian (a.k.a. Lettish) is a Baltic language that shares an exclusive group with Lithuanian within the Indo-European language family, though the two l anguages are not mutually intelligible. Latvian emerged as a distinct language in the 16th century. The oldest known examples of written Latvian date back to 1530, with Latvian first appearing in Western print in the mid-16th century with a reproduction of the Lord's Prayer. Latvian is the official state language of Latvia and an official language of the European Union. There are an estimated 1.6 million native Latvian speakers worldwide, with 1.5 million in Latvia. The Latvian language has a relatively large number of non-native speakers, inevitably due to the state’s language policy. As a result, approximately 60% of the 900,000 non-Lats speak Latvian today. Overall, Latvian is the mother tongue of more than 60% of the country’s population. The use of the Latvian language in various areas of social life in Latvia is increasing, likely due to the state educational curriculum, combined with various campaigns aimed at popularizing the use of Latvian in order to counter the influence of English and Russian, which is a genuine sore point in Latvia as a result of years of Soviet occupation and the policy of Russification.
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Jelgava (LV), Jonava (LT), Jurmala (LV), Kaunas (LT), Kelme (LT), Klaipeda (LT), Marijampol? (LT), Ogre (LV), Riga (LV), Varena (LT), Ventspils (LV), Vilnius (LT), Zarasai (LT),