About the Lithuanian Language
Lithuanian is a Baltic language, closely related to Latvian, although they are not mutually intelligible. It is spoken by some 3 million native speakers in Lithuania and about 170,000 abroad.
Lithuanian has two main dialects: Aukštaičių (Aukštaitian, Highland Lithuanian) and Žemaičių/Žemaitiu (Samogitian, Lowland Lithuanian). Each has three sub-dialects. Pimsleur’s course teaches the standard Lithuanian, which is based on W. High Lithuanian.
Lithuanian is written using a modified Roman alphabet.
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