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Lithuanian, like Latvian is a member of the Baltic group of the Indo-European family of languages. One should refer to yossarian's excellent write-up under Latvian for more information about this group of languages.

Like Latvian, Lithuanian makes use of almost unprintable characters in its orthography, viz.:

  • a, e, j, and u (with hooks);
  • c, s, and z (with reversed circumflexes);
  • u (with a breve accent); &
  • e (with a dot above it).

Lith`u*a"ni*an (?), a.

Of or pertaining to Lithuania (formerly a principality united with Poland, but now Russian and Prussian territory).

<-- after 1992, an independent country. -->


© Webster 1913.

Lith`u*a"ni*an, n.

A native, or one of the people, of Lithuania; also, the language of the Lithuanian people.


© Webster 1913.

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