Latvija

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See also: Latvijā and Latviją

Latvian[edit]

 Latvija on Latvian Wikipedia
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]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Latvija f (4th declension)

  1. Latvia (a country in Baltic, Europe; capital: Riga)
    Latvijas karogsflag of Latvia
    Latvijas kartemap of Latvia
    Dievs, svētī LatvijuGod bless Latvia
    Latvijā ir 76 pilsētas, no kurām divās (Rīgā un Daugavpilī) dzīvo vairāk par 100 000 iedzīvotājuin 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. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “latvietis”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN

Lithuanian[edit]

Lithuanian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia lt

Etymology[edit]

From lãtvis +‎ -ija.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈlaːtʲʋʲɪjɛ]
  • Hyphenation: Lat‧vi‧ja

Proper noun[edit]

Lãtvija f stress pattern 1

  1. Latvia (a country in Eastern Europe; official name: Lãtvijos Respùblika; capital: Riga)

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Proper noun[edit]

Làtvija f (Cyrillic spelling Ла̀твија)

  1. Latvia

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Slovene[edit]

Slovene Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sl

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Látvija f

  1. Latvia

Inflection[edit]

The diacritics used in this section of the entry are non-tonal. If you are a native tonal speaker, please help by adding the tonal marks.
Feminine, a-stem
nominative Látvija
genitive Látvije
singular
nominative
(imenovȃlnik)
Látvija
genitive
(rodȋlnik)
dative
(dajȃlnik)
accusative
(tožȋlnik)
locative
(mẹ̑stnik)
Látviji
instrumental
(orọ̑dnik)
Látvijo

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Further reading[edit]

  • Latvija”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran