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Latviešu Valoda
Native toLatvia, Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, New Zealand, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Venezuela, Finland
Native speakersnative 1.39 million (Latvia)
150,000 (Abroad)
1.54 million (Worldwide)[1]
second language: 500,000  (date missing)
Language family
Writing systemRoman script
Official status
Official language inLatvia, European Union
Regulated byLatvian State Language Center
Language codes
ISO 639-1lv
ISO 639-2lav
ISO 639-3lav

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


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