JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Latvian Language #general


Alexander Sharon
 

"Lorraine Hershon" <Hershon@Blueyonder.co.uk> wrote

What languages were commonly in use in Latvia around 1880? Is there
anywhere I can find a map showing language spread around Europe/Russia
at the end of the century? Was the same Yiddish spoken across the
whole of Europe or would say, German Yiddish be different to Russian
Yiddish? Thanks for your time.
Lorraine,

There are several good maps on the Net that are displaying worldwide
distribution of the languages.
This one, in my opinion, is the most informative:

http://www.ethnologue.com/country_index.asp

Russian was the language of the administration throughout the Empire at the
late 19 century.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, Alberta

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