Latvian Language

Latvian is a part of Baltic group languages, and its closest relative is Lithuanian in many aspects. Some of its related languages are already extinct, for example, Curonian and Old Prussian. The Latvian language emerged in the mid-16th century. Today, Latvia and Baltic region, in general, are the areas where Latvian is spoken most commonly. We see three dialects in Latvian languages: Latgallian, Kurzeme and lastly Riga (Vidzeme) which is the standard Latvian. The main differences are usually based on pronunciation. Seven different cases and two grammatical genders (masculine and feminine) are used in nouns and adjectives.