Baltic language

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Noun1.Baltic language - a branch of the Indo-European family of languages related to the Slavonic languages; Baltic languages have preserved many archaic features that are believed to have existed in Proto-Indo European
Balto-Slavic, Balto-Slavic language, Balto-Slavonic - a family of Indo-European languages including the Slavic and Baltic languages
Old Prussian - a dead language of the (non-German) Prussians (extinct after 1700); thought to belong to the Baltic branch of Indo-European
Lithuanian - the official language of Lithuania; belongs to the Baltic branch of Indo-European
Lettish, Latvian - the official language of Latvia; belongs to the Baltic branch of Indo-European
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The film industry is also actively preparing for the national centenaries--films dedicated to the national centenaries will be subtitled in all three Baltic languages.
I believe that this initiative will foster research into the history of the Balts and the development of the Baltic languages, as well as promoting literature to enable us to know each other even better, says Foreign Minister Edgars Rink?
Although in Latvian, that is in the Baltic languages, in contrast to, for example, Germanic or Slavic languages, the means of expression of the future have been fully grammaticalized in the form of suffixes, and the future does not a priori contain the meaning of modality or aspect, nevertheless, the Livonian forms of the future in their functional use display a certain similarity with the Latvian language, which distinguishes it from the rest of the Finnic languages.
Editors Arkadiev, Holvoet, and Wiemer present readers with a collection of fourteen expert contributions representing a variety of approaches to the study of linguistics in the Baltic languages.
It is in complete contradiction with the present knowledge that in all northern Latvia down to the Daugava River (Baltic) Finnic languages were spoken as late as around 1000 AD, while all of Curonia around the same time was inhabited by people who spoke Baltic languages.
Ethnic Russians can obtain citizenship by naturalization on the conditions that they do not hold dual citizenship and that they have acquired knowledge of the respective Baltic languages and a knowledge of the history of the respective countries.

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