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Lettish

(lĕt`ĭsh), see LatvianLatvian
or Lettish
, a language belonging to the Baltic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Baltic languages). The mother tongue of close to 3 million persons living chiefly in Latvia, Latvian first became that country's official language in 1918,
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Moreover, non-citizens are discriminated in the labour market as they cannot hold certain positions in governmental institutions and civil service and often in other spheres due to their lack of knowledge of Latvian language.
Therefore, use of the Latvian language was of vital importance for reawakening Latvian "identity".
To prepare, a team composed of McClelland, Ambassador Judith Garber, Public Affairs Officer Amy Storrow, General Services Officer Mark Bliss, Political-Economic Officer Heath Bailey and Vice Consul Sara Veldhuizen Stealy developed a song and dance routine that recapped their musical journey through the Latvian language.
The Latvian language (latviesu valoda), as well as the Lithuanian language, belongs to the Baltic group of the Indo-European family of languages.
The Latvian language is one of the oldest still in existence.
He presented a copy of the Latvian language version to Latvian honorary consul in Wales Andris Taurins Mr Taurins said: ``There are enormous opportunities for businesses in Wales and Latvia to work together, to trade and to learn from each other.
Finally, we will evaluate the ability of the laws to reverse the future of French in Quebec and the Latvian language in Latvia.
Because the Baltic States want to join the European Union and NATO Russia, with the help of High Commissioner for OSCE Mark van der Stool, want to force the Latvian Parliament to amend the citizenship law, so that children of non citizens may claim citiz enship, if they were born after August 21, 1991 (when Latvia regained her independence), or who know the state language or have graduated from a Latvian language school.
The Latvian language was attacked from a variety of fronts, including education and publishing.
The People's Movement for Latvia was established as the creature of an ambitious German-Latvian, Joachim Siegerists, himself ineligible for election due to his poor command of the Latvian language.
A principal reason: theft lack of proficiency in the Latvian language, which many saw no need to learn during the half-century of Soviet rule.
Reconciling the preservation of Latvian language and culture with constitutionally guaranteed rights for minorities is a current challenge: the democratically elected government is now debating language and residency requirements for citizenship for Russians and others.

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