Latvija

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Latvian[edit]

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 Latvija on Latvian Wikipedia

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Latvija (Eiropā)
Latvijas karogs

Etymology[edit]

From latvis (Latvian, Lett) +‎ -ija. The word is relatively recent: in older (13th-century) texts, this region is called Lettia, Letthigalia, later on (17th century) Latvisku zeme and (18th century) Latvju zeme, Latviešu zeme. J. Alunāns suggested in the 1850s the word Latva, which was not adopted; but, under his influence, many country names in Latvian were derived with a suffix -ija, which made several authors spontaneously create and use the word Latvija. It was accepted into the standard language in the following decades.[1]

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Latvija f (4th declension)

  1. Latvia (country in the Baltic region of Europe, with Riga as its capital)
    Latvijas karogs — flag of Latvia
    Latvijas karte — map of Latvia
    Dievs, svētī Latviju — God bless Latvia
    Latvijā ir 76 pilsētas, no kurām divās (Rīgā un Daugavpilī) dzīvo vairāk par 100 000 iedzīvotāju — in Latvia (there) are 76 cities, in two of which (Rīga and Daugavpils) (there) are more than 100 000 inhabitants

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “latvietis” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7

Lithuanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

latvis +‎ -ija

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  • IPA(key): [ˈlaːtʲʋʲɪjɛ]

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Lãtvija f

  1. Latvia

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Làtvija f (Cyrillic spelling Латвија)

  1. Latvia

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Slovene[edit]

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Látvija f (genitive Látvije)

  1. Latvia

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