Latvian is a member of the Eastern Baltic group of the Indo-European language family. It is the closest relative of the Lithuanian language. However, while related, the Latvian and Lithuanian vocabularies vary greatly from each other and ultimately the two languages are not mutually intelligible.

Map of Latvian language speakers.
Map of Latvian language speakers.

Basic stats

Total speakers: almost 2 million

Main Countries: Latvia, also spoken in Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Lithuania, New Zealand, Russia (Europe), Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Venezuela.

Alternate names: Lettish, Lettisch

ISO 639-3 Code: lav

Language Sample

Visi cilvèki piedzimst brìvi un vienlìdzìgi savâ paøcieðâ un tiesìbâs. Viði ir apveltìti ar saprâtu un sirdsapziðu, un viðiem jâizturas citam pret citu brâlìbas garâ.

(Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1)

Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Latvian:

  • For Consumers

(Coming soon)


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