Zage BarronMr. HammackSpanish 21/10/18Lithuania Research PaperLithuanian is a very old language having been related to Sanskrit, a member of the Indo-Iranian subfamily of the Indo-European family of language, which is the oldest surviving Indo-European language.
Here is an image of the current lithuanian alphabet:The Lithuanian culture resembles many neighboring nations. Lithuania was influenced by Nordic, Germanic and Slavic cultures. Multiple cultural changes occurred throughout Lithuania’s transformation from a country of the Soviet Union to an independent state.The sole official language in Lithuania, as well as the language you will hear the most, is Lithuanian (native to some 85% of the population and spoken by 96%). With millennia-old history and struggles for its survival, Lithuanian language is very much a part of national identity. The Lithuanian government consists of the Prime Minister, who is the head of the government, and 14 government ministers. Lithuania’s government is a republic.
The sole official language in Lithuania, as well as the language you will hear the most, is Lithuanian (native to some 85% of the population and spoken by 96%). With millennia-old history and struggles for its survival, Lithuanian language is very much a part of national identity. Countries where lithuania is spoken:Belarus, Latvia, Poland, and Russia, as well as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United Stateshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithuanian_languageLithuanian is the official language of Lithuania as well as one of the official languages of the European Union. There are about three million native Lithuanian speakers in Lithuania and about two hundred thousand worldwide Foreign Trade. In 2015, Lithuanian exports accounted for EUR 23 billion and, as compared to 2014, decreased by 5.
7%. The largest share in Lithuania’s exports fell within mineral products (16.3% of total exports), machinery and mechanical appliances (8.
2%), furniture (7%) electrical machinery (6.5%) and plastics (5.7%).https://urm.
./export-investments-and-tourism-promotion From 1918 to 1940, the nation of Lithuania was independent, and over seven thousand books in Lithuanian were published. Since 1991, when Lithuania once more gained its independence, a large number of publications in Lithuanian appeared, including newspapers and magazines.Currently there are only two Baltic languages spoken in the world: Lithuanian and Latvian, but in the past there were more, however, they became extinct during the course of history. The extinct Baltic languages include: Galindian, old Prussian, Yotvingians Kalvian, Selonian, Semigallia.
Lithuanian is a Baltic language related to Latvian and Old Prussian with about 3.2 million speakers in Lithuania. There are also Lithuanian speakers in Poland, the USA, Brazil, Argentina, Canada, the UK and Uruguay.Lithuanian first appeared in print in 1547 in a catechism. The first Lithuanian dictionary was printed during the 17th century. Between 1864 and 1904 the printing and teaching of Lithuanian was banned; Russian, Polish, Belarusian or Latin had to be used instead. After this ban was lifted in 1904, there was a resurgence of Lithuanian literature.
Lithuanian is also used as an official language in the European Union. Lithuanian is the most popular language in the country, with over 3 million native Lithuanian speakers.Lithuanian is an Eastern Baltic language and is grouped under the Indo-European language family.
It is the most conservative language in the Indo-European family and retains most of the original features found in ancient languages, such as Ancient Greek. Since the 19th century, the ability to speak Lithuanian has been used as one of the definitive factors used to determine whether an individual is a Lithuanian citizen or not.The largest minority languages are Russian and Polish, spoken natively by 8,2% and 5,8% of the population respectively. Just like all languages across the world, lithuanian has changed from time to time, and has a very unique history behind it. I hope you enjoyed this very interesting essay on the language of LIthuania.;)