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Latviešu Valoda
Native to

Latvia, Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, New Zealand, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Venezuela,

Region Europe
Native speakers native 1.39 million (Latvia)
150,000 (Abroad)
1.54 million (Worldwide)[1]
second language: 500,000  (date missing)
Language family
Writing system Roman script
Official status
Official language in Latvia, European Union
Regulated by Latvian State Language Center
Language codes
ISO 639-1 lv
ISO 639-2 lav
ISO 639-3 lav

Latvian language (Latvian: latviešu valoda), is the official state language of Latvia. It is also called Lettish and Lettisch.


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