Latvian speaking countriesLatvian is the official language in Latvia and is spoken in 1 more countries as monther tongue by a part of the population. The Latvian language (native name: latviešu valoda) has its roots in the Indo-European language family.
With a share of around 56%, it is most widespread in Latvia. A total of about 1.1 m people worldwide speak Latvian as their mother tongue.
|Latvia||Northern Europe||yes||56.3 %||1,071,000|
|Åland Islands||Northern Europe||no||1.0 %||300|
Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers - not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Latvian as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1%, are maybe not listed here.