Subject areas for this language


Language Features

Alternate names
("Lettisch", "Lettish")
East Latvian, West Latvian (Central Latvian, High Latvian, Latgalian, Tamian)
OpenType tag

Information from ISO 639-3 and the  Ethnologue. Only a limited amount is shown here. For more detail consult the  Ethnologue entry for Latvian.

This is a macrolanguage that includes the following languages:

This language is primarily used in


Writing systems for this language


Entries for this language

Entries can contain text, graphics, media, files and software. Click on the entry title to see full details.

Title Subject Area
Keyman Desktop keyboards for Latvian Fonts & Keyboards
KeymanWeb keyboards for Latvian Fonts & Keyboards
Lexilogos Online Keyboard Fonts & Keyboards
Names of Months and Days in Latvian Use & History


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Sources for this language

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Title Type
Coverage of European Languages by ISO Latin Alphabets web page
Diacritics Project - Háček - Diacritics Project web page
Diacritics Project - Macron - Diacritics Project web page
Ethnologue entry for Latvian - Ethnologue web page
Glottolog entry for Latvian - Glottolog/Langdoc web page
ISO 639-3 page for Latvian - ISO 639-3 web page
Language-Specific Style Guides from Microsoft web page
MultiTree entry for Latvian - MultiTree: A Digital Library of Language Relationships web page
OLAC resources for Latvian - Open Language Archives Community web page
The Alphabets of Europe - Evertype web page
UNESCO Endangered Languages Atlas page for Latvian [lav] - UNESCO Interactive Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger web page
Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Latvian - Unicode - UDHR web page


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