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Of or relating to the Letts or their language or culture.
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n, adj
1. (Languages) another word for Latvian
2. (Peoples) another word for Latvian
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(ˈlɛt ɪʃ)

1. of or pertaining to the Latvians or their language.
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Noun1.Lettish - the official language of Latvia; belongs to the Baltic branch of Indo-European
Baltic language, Baltic - 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
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(27) The 1921 census identified just 381 individuals in all of Canada who were described as belonging to the Lettish (Latvian) language group.
After making a trial, he found the man spoke Lettish, which the interpreter himself could not understand.
Lettish saclt means 'to say' and saka is an expression for the narrative form saga.
the united army of socialism," the workers' party "serves as a school of fraternal sentiments and is a tremendous agitational factor on behalf of internationalism." (113) Stalin's work concluded categorically: One thing or the other: either the federalism of the Bund, in which case the Russian Social-Democratic Party must re-form itself on a basis of "demarcation" of the workers according to nationalities; or an international type of organization, in which case the Bund must reform itself on a basis of territorial autonomy after the pattern of the Caucasian, Lettish and Polish Social-Democracies, and thus make possible the direct union of the Jewish workers with the workers of the other nationalities of Russia.
(81) Azeri, Armenian, Belorussian, Estonian, Georgian, Jewish, Kirghiz, Lettish, Lithuanian, Polish, Ukrainian, Tatar, and Finnish representatives met at this congress.
Latvian (or Lettish) and Lithuanian are related to each other and classified as Baltic tongues in the Indo-European group.
The Revolution in the Baltic Provinces of Russia: A Brief Account of the Activity of the Lettish Social Democratic Workers' Party by an Active Member.