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The Baltic Languages: Lithuanian and Latvian

Within the Indo-European language family are to be found the Baltic languages.  The two languages of this subfamily that survive at present are Lithuanian and Latvian. Lithuanian is spoken by approximately four million people, and in ancient Baltic literature all the Baltic languages were referred to as Lithuanian.  It is the official language of Lithuania […]

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The Real Origins of the Albanian Language

Albanian is a macrolanguage spoken by roughly 15 million inhabitants of the Balkan peninsula, mainly in Albania, located in Europe’s southeastern corner. The oldest book to have been written in Albanian is the Meshari, written by the Catholic clergyman Gjon Buzuku in 1555. It was initially suggested that Albanian was the only surviving member of […]

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