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.

Lithuanian-Speaking Countries


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