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Latvia

Latvia Language Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
English > Conversational English prevalence 46% 2000 14th out of 27
French > Conversational French prevalence 1% 2000 25th out of 27
German > Conversational German prevalence 14% 2000 13th out of 27
Italian > Conversational Italian prevalence 0.0 2000 26th out of 27
Languages Latvian (official) 58.2%, Russian 37.5%, Lithuanian and other 4.3% 2000
Linguistic diversity index 0.595 2009 66th out of 200
Major language(s) Latvian, Russian 2014
Polish > Conversational Polish prevalence 2% 2000 3rd out of 27
Romani > Gypsy language > % of Romani who speak Romani 90% 2000 10th out of 29
Romani > Romani speaking Roma population > 2000 18,500 2000 20th out of 31
Romani > Romani speaking Roma population from total Roma population > 2000 90% 2000 11th out of 31
Romani language > Gypsy > Speakers 18,500 2000 19th out of 29
Romani language > Gypsy > Speakers per 1000 7.8 2000 10th out of 29
Russian > Conversational Russian prevalence 67% 2000 2nd out of 27
Spanish > Conversational Spanish prevalence 1% 2000 24th out of 27

SOURCES: SPECIAL EUROBAROMETER 386 “Europeans and their Languages”, p. 21.
; SPECIAL EUROBAROMETER 386 “Europeans and their Languages”, p. 21.; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Wikipedia: Linguistic diversity index (Rankings by country) (UNESCO World Report – Investing in Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue); British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; Dieter W. Halwachs: Rombase, Speakers and Numbers pp1.; Wikipedia: Romani language; Dieter W. Halwachs: Rombase, Speakers and Numbers pp1. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

Citation

"Latvia Language Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Latvia/Language

Latvia Language Profiles (Subcategories)

Romani 3