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There are around 2 million Latvian speakers, the vast majority of whom live in Latvia.

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Sample text in Latvian

An extract from a Latvian version of the Little Prince translated by Ieva Lase.

Mazais Princis (the Little Prince)

Kad man bija seši gadi, reiz kādā grāmatā par mūžamežu, kura saucās “Patiesi stāsti”, ieraudzīju brīnišķīgu attēlu. Tur bija attēlota boa čūska, kas aprij meža zvēru. Lūk, kāds izskatījās zīmējums.

A long time ago, when I was six years old, in a book about primeval forests, called 'True Stories from Nature', I saw a magnificant drawing. It was a picture of a boa constrictor in the act of swallowing an animal. Here is a copy of the drawing.

The Lords Prayer in Tēvreize

Tēvreize

Mūsu Tēvs debesīs.
Svētīts lai top Tavs vārds.
Lai nāk Tava valstība.
Tavs prāts lai notiek, ā debesīs, tā arī virs zemes.
Mūsu dienišķo maizi dod mums šodien.
Un piedod mums mūsu parādus,
Kā arī mēs piedodam saviem parādniekiem.
Un neieved mūs kārdināšanā.
Bet atpestī mūs no ļauna.
Jo Tev pieder valstība, spēks un gods mūžīgi.
Amen

The source was www.latvians.com where the Lords Prayer was used to analyse by how much Latvian has changed during the past century.

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