Five interesting facts about the Latvian language:
- There are three Latvian dialects: the Livonian dialect, High Latvian and the Middle dialect.
- Approximately 1.3 million people speak Latvian worldwide.
- Latvian uses the Latin alphabet.
- The first known example of written Latvian dates from 1530 and was a translation of a hymn by Nikolaus Ramm, a German pastor.
- Latvian is an inflected language and has two grammatical genders.