Lithuanian is the official language of Lithuania, spoken by about 3 million people in the country. It is one of the oldest living languages in the world, with written records dating back to the 15th century. Lithuanian is a member of the Baltic language family, closely related to Latvian. Both languages were once part of a larger language known as Old Prussian, but Lithuanian developed separately over time. Lithuanian has a complex grammar, with 14 noun cases and 3 verb conjugations. It is also notable for its use of the second person plural pronoun “jūs”, which is used regardless of the person’s age, social status, or gender. The Lithuanian alphabet is based on the Latin alphabet, but includes a few additional letters for sounds that don’t exist in other languages. One of the most notable features of Lithuanian spelling is the use of the letter “w”, which is used to represent the sound “v”. Lithuanian literature dates back to the 16th century, when the first book was published in the Lithuanian language. The most famous Lithuanian writer is Maironis, whose poems are still widely read today. Lithuanian music is also quite popular, with a number of famous composers and performers. The best-known Lithuanian folk instrument is the kanklės, a type of zither. If you’re interested in learning Lithuanian, there are a number of resources available online. The Lithuanian government offers free online courses, and there are also a number of private language schools that offer Lithuanian classes.

Language group

Baltic languages

Language locales, regions and scripts

Lithuanian, Lithuania, Latin
Lithuanian, Lithuania
Lithuanian, Latin
Lithuanian, Poland