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 Latvija on Latvian Wikipedia
 
Latvija (Eiropā)
 
Latvijas karogs

EtymologyEdit

From latvis (Latvian, Lett) +‎ -ija. The word is relatively recent: in older (13th-century) texts, this region is called Lettia, Letthigalia, later on (17th century) Latvisku zeme and (18th century) Latvju zeme, Latviešu zeme. J. Alunāns suggested in the 1850s the word Latva, which was not adopted; but, under his influence, many country names in Latvian were derived with a suffix -ija, which made several authors spontaneously create and use the word Latvija. It was accepted into the standard language in the following decades.[1]

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Latvija f (4th declension)

  1. Latvia (country in the Baltic region of Europe, with Riga as its capital)
    Latvijas karogsflag of Latvia
    Latvijas kartemap of Latvia
    Dievs, svētī LatvijuGod bless Latvia
    Latvijā ir 76 pilsētas, no kurām divās (Rīgā un Daugavpilī) dzīvo vairāk par 100 000 iedzīvotājuin Latvia (there) are 76 cities, in two of which (Rīga and Daugavpils) (there) are more than 100 000 inhabitants

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  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “latvietis”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7

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Làtvija f (Cyrillic spelling Ла̀твија)

  1. Latvia

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Látvija f (genitive Látvije)

  1. Latvia

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