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Latvian, rooted in Sanskrit and an Indo-European past, one of Europe’s most ancient languages, shares a common bond only with Lithuanian. These two languages form a separate branch of the whole European language classification. In Latvia today, 9 out of every 10 inhabitants speak Latvian. It is one of only 200 languages in the world with over a million users. 

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Multimedia Latvian alphabet

The Latvian ABC tells about the characteristics and peculiarities of Latvia and Latvians in 33 letters of the Latvian alphabet, highlights personalities who have contributed to the formation of state, underlines history and present, provides insight into historical events, examines Latvian traditions, nature, architecture and many other national treasures.

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