Livic

Alternative name(s): Livonian

Language family: Uralic

Language group: Finnish-Ugrian

Geographical use: northwest Latvia

Information: The language is almost extinct. Another name for Livic is Livonian, but this cannot be confused with one of the Latvian dialects that is also called Livonian.

Only a handful of people have Livic as their mother tongue. Over the past years it has experienced a small revival.

The Livic alphabet has over 30 letters, some of which are very difficult to pronounce. The language is officially recognized as an autochtonous Latvian language by law.

 

Lithuanian

Livonian