Lithuanian language

Lithuanian
Lietuvių kalba
Native toLithuania
RegionEurope
Native speakers
2.96 million (Lithuania)
170,000 (Abroad)
3.13 million (Worldwide)[1]
Indo-European
Dialects
  • Samogitian, Aukštaitian
Roman script
Official status
Official language in
 Lithuania
 European Union
Recognised minority
language in
Regulated byCommission of the Lithuanian Language
Language codes
lt
lit
ISO 639-3lit
Linguasphere54-AAA-a
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The Lithuanian language is a Baltic language. It is from Lithuania, spoken in a few countries in Europe, as well as in the Americas and Australia.

Lithuanian and Latvian are the only remaining Baltic languages. Both languages have many things in common. Lithuanian, however, adopted fewer words and phrases from German and other languages. However, long ago Lithuanian was affected by the Slavic languages, so the main barbarisms were replaced with Lithuanian words only in 1920, by Lithuanian philologist Jonas Jablonskis and others.

The front cover of the Katekizmas, published in East Prussia in 1547.

There are two main dialects of Lithuanian. Samogitian is the dialect mostly used in West Lithuania, the other, widely used in the whole country is Aukštaitian (High-landers' dialect). The standard Lithuanian comes from West-Aukštaitian.

The first book written in Lithuanian is Katekizmas by Martynas Mažvydas. It was published in East Prussia in 1547.

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References

  1. Ethnologue report for language code:lit


Other Languages
Afrikaans: Litaus
አማርኛ: ሊትዌንኛ
العربية: لغة ليتوانية
aragonés: Idioma lituán
asturianu: Idioma lituanu
Avañe'ẽ: Lituañañe'ẽ
Aymar aru: Lituaña aru
azərbaycanca: Litva dili
Bân-lâm-gú: Lietuva-gí
беларуская: Літоўская мова
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Летувіская мова
български: Литовски език
bosanski: Litvanski jezik
brezhoneg: Lituaneg
català: Lituà
Чӑвашла: Литва чĕлхи
čeština: Litevština
Cymraeg: Lithwaneg
davvisámegiella: Lietuvagiella
dolnoserbski: Litawšćina
eesti: Leedu keel
español: Idioma lituano
Esperanto: Litova lingvo
euskara: Lituaniera
Fiji Hindi: Lithuanian bhasa
føroyskt: Litaviskt mál
français: Lituanien
Frysk: Litousk
Gaelg: Litaanish
Gàidhlig: Liotuànais
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Lithuania-ngî
հայերեն: Լիտվերեն
hornjoserbsce: Litawšćina
hrvatski: Litavski jezik
Bahasa Indonesia: Bahasa Lituavi
íslenska: Litháíska
italiano: Lingua lituana
עברית: ליטאית
kalaallisut: Litauenimiutut
ქართული: ლიტვური ენა
kaszëbsczi: Lëtewsczi jãzëk
қазақша: Литва тілі
kernowek: Lithywanek
Kinyarwanda: Ikilituwaniya
Kiswahili: Kilituanya
Кыргызча: Литва тили
Lëtzebuergesch: Litauesch
lietuvių: Lietuvių kalba
Limburgs: Litouws
Lingua Franca Nova: Lietuvisce (lingua)
lumbaart: Lengua lituana
македонски: Литвански јазик
მარგალური: ლიტვური ნინა
Bahasa Melayu: Bahasa Lithuania
монгол: Литва хэл
Dorerin Naoero: Dorerin Rituainiya
Nederlands: Litouws
Nordfriisk: Litauisk
Norfuk / Pitkern: Lithyuanyan
norsk: Litauisk
norsk nynorsk: Litauisk
occitan: Lituanian
олык марий: Литва йылме
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Litva tili
پنجابی: لتھوانی
Piemontèis: Lenga lituan-a
Tok Pisin: Tok Lituwenia
Plattdüütsch: Litausche Spraak
português: Língua lituana
Runa Simi: Lituwa simi
Gagana Samoa: Gagana Lufiana
संस्कृतम्: लेतुवाभाषा
slovenčina: Litovčina
slovenščina: Litovščina
ślůnski: Litewsko godka
српски / srpski: Литвански језик
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Litvanski jezik
svenska: Litauiska
Taqbaylit: Talitwanit
татарча/tatarça: Литва теле
Türkçe: Litvanca
удмурт: Литва кыл
українська: Литовська мова
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: لىتۋا تىلى
Tiếng Việt: Tiếng Litva
Võro: Leedu kiil
文言: 立陶宛語
Winaray: Linituano
ייִדיש: ליטוויש
粵語: 立陶宛文
Zazaki: Litwanki
Zeêuws: Litouws
žemaitėška: Lietoviu kalba
中文: 立陶宛语