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latvietis

latvietis

Latvian

Noun

latvietis m (2nd declension, feminine form: latviete)

  1. a (male) Latvian, a Lett
  2. (genitive plural): Latvian, pertaining to Latvia and its people
    latviešu valoda ― the Latvian language

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Usage notes

The word latvis is a synonym of latvietis, but it is less frequently used, and more often than not refers to ancient Latvians, or Latvians as an ethnic group.

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References

  1. Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), latvietis”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7