Latvian is a Baltic language with similarities to Lithuanian and Old Prussian, with over 1.75 million people using the language in Latvia. Latvian speakers also exist in many other countries all over the world.
Latvian is the official language of Latvia. It is believed that it is one of the oldest languages in the world. It may be 2600 years old. However, there was no written Armenian until the fifth century AD, when the Bible was translated.
The language was first written in 1530 by using Latin script for hymns. Further printing of a catechism happened in 1585. Writing changed to a newer version in 1908.