People Group Info
Total Population: 211,951ROP3 Code: 105674
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Baltic
Language: Latvian - (lav)
Country of Origin: Latvia
Photo courtesy of PeopleGroups.info
The Latvian diaspora people migrated from Latvia to several European countries.
Many Latvians have a strong connection with Latvia. For instance, many often travel to Latvia and provide financial support and give material to various organizations. Some Latvians sit on the Parliament in Latvia.
Latvians speak English, but often they still maintain speaking Latvia (also known as Lettish) in their home. Moreover, today, while proud to be American, Latvians have kept alive their Latvian cultural heritage with many second, third or fourth generation persons able to converse in the Latvian language.
Historically, Latvian people come from a Lutheran background, but many today are in name only Lutheran. As a result, the majority now are non-religious, while some now adhere to Roman Catholicism and also others who adhere to Judaism.