Latvia - Introductions

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Latvia - Introductions

Megasites

Professional Latvian Language Organizations, Online Journals and Library Consortia

Latvian Language

Online Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Online Media and News

Online Videos - Language, Music and Culture

Literature

History, Culture, Religion

Government/Politics

Country Studies

Country Analyses

In-country Universities, Programs and Centers of Study

Travel

Megasites

Latvian Wikipedia
Latvian language version of Wikipedia.

Search Engine Colossus - Latvia
Links to primary Latvian search engines and gateways-- in Latvian and English.

DMOZ Open Directory - Latvia
Large link collection, includes links to Interactive Portals, Music and Art, Country/Regions, etc

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Professional Organizations, Online Journals and Library Consortia

Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS)
The AABS "is an international educational and scholarly non-profit organization. It promotes research and education in Baltic Studies by sponsoring meetings and conferences, supporting publications, sustaining a program of scholarships, grants, and prizes, and disseminating news of current interest in Baltic Studies. " Also see: Journal of Baltic Studies, official publication of AABS.

BalticStudyNet
BalticStudyNet - Promoting Baltic Sea Region Higher Education worldwide has been a project under the European Commission's Erasmus Mundus programme. It has been conducted by a consortium of eight partner universities all around the Baltic Sea.

American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East Europena Languages (AATSEEL)
"The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL), founded in 1941, exists to advance the study and promote the teaching of Slavic and East European languages, literatures, and cultures on all educational levels, elementary through graduate school."

Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)
"The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) - a nonprofit, non-political, scholarly society - is the leading private organization in the world dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about the former Soviet Union (including Eurasia) and Eastern and Central Europe."

National Library of Latvia
Homepage of National Library with links to catalogs and databases, digital library, as well as current activities and exhibits.

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Latvian Language

Latvian language- Wikipedia
Main WIkipedia article on Latvian language.

Latvian Grammar- Wikipedia
Main WIkipedia article on Standard Latvian.

Latvian Alphabet and Sound System
A basic introduction with audio examples.

Latvian - Alphabet and Language Basics
Solid introduction to language from Omniglot.com.

Latvian Language and Grammar
Solid introductions to language from University of Latvia, in English and Latvian.

Martindale's Language Center: Latvian Language Courses, Lessons and Working Aids
Large portal for Latvian online resources from basic language and online dictionaries to Old Latvian and modern dialect materials.

Latvian Television Online
YouTube presentations; also explore surrounding links.

Online Latvian Language Lessons
Numerous online Latvian language courses and lessons available on YouTube.

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Online Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Your Dictionary - Baltic Languages
Scroll down to the Latvian selection of this major online dictionary portal and find and selection of General and Specialty onlinedictionaries.

English<>Latvian Online Dictionary
Online bilingual dictionary from ECTACO. With virtual keyboard.

Latvian Dictionary List
Latvian dictionaries in the universal dictionary with bilingual Latvian to 68 other languages.

Latvian to 36 Languages Online Translation Dictionary
Online translatorgoes from Latvian to languages from Albanian to Vietnamese.

Latvian Wikipedia
Latvian language version of Wikipedia.

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Latvia - Online Media and News

OnlineNewspapers.com - Latvia
Solid selection of online national newspapers.

TV Streaming from Latvia
Links to numerous live TV stations.

Radio Stations World - Latvia
Links to both national radio networks and news agencies.

Yahoo! News - Latvia Latest news in English from a variety of news sources.

SCOLA
SCOLA ia a leader in foreign language television news broadcasts. Schedule of broadcasts, insta-classes in some languages, and other useful information.

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Online Videos - Language, Music and Culture

Video Searches

Latvian Movies on YouTube
Search for "Latvian movie" on YouTube yields numerous clips and trailers.

Latvian Documentaries on YouTube
Search for "Latvian documentary" on YouTube produced interesting selection.

Latvian Music Videos on YouTube
Search for "Latvian Music Video" on YouTube produced wide variety of choices from traditional to rock.

Latvian Commercials on YouTube
Search for "Latvian commercial" on YouTube yielded interesting results.

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Literature

Latvian Literature - Wikipedia
Main Wikipedia articles on Latvian Literature; English and Latvian versions.

Latvian Literature
From Ministry of Culture of Latvia, a solid outline from the 16th century to Modern Age.

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Latvia - History, Religion

Wikipedia - History of Latvia
Detailed online history with numerous hyperlinks to important events, personalities and places.

History of Latvia: Primary Documents
Part of EuroDocs project of online sources for European History at Brigham Young University.

History of Latvia
From History World, a detailed outline from the 12th and 13th Centuries to Modern Age.

Wikipedia - Latvia
Excellent online encyclopedia article covering geography, history, military, culture, etc. with links to Internet resources (also noted below).

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Latvia - Government and Politics

Governments on the WWW - Latvia
Includes links to National Institutions and Government sites including President and most Ministries; Embassies in foreign countries, Political Parties, etc.

Foreign and International Law - Latvia
From the Washburn University School of Law Library, links to country sites for Constitutional Law, Government and Politics, Law and Legislation, Legislative Bodies, etc.

Europa: Gateway to the European Union - Latvia
Latvia has been a member of the EU since 2004.

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Latvia - Country Studies

CIA World Factbook - Latvia
Good resource site for information on Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, and Transnational Issues.

BBC News Country Profiles - Latvia
Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries; also biographic sketches of leaders, essay on media, and historic timelines. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives.

Wikipedia - Latvia
Excellent online encyclopedia article covering geography, history, military, culture, etc. with links to Internet resources (also noted above).

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Latvia - Country Analyses

U.S. Department of State - Relations with Latvia
Former Background Notes are being replaced by Fact Sheets focusing on U.S. relations with countries and providing links to additional resources.

The International Monetary Fund and Latvia
Latest developments in Peace and Security, Economic Development, Humanitarian Aid/Refugees, Environment/Shelter, Human Rights, Women/Children/Population, Health/Poverty/Food Security, Culture/Education.

The World Bank Group - Latvia
WBG Activities in Latvia, with additional related links.

World Trade Organization - Latvia
"The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world's trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business."

Energy Information Administration Country Analysis Briefs - Latvia
"The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, the a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. We provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analysis to promote sound policy making efficient markets and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and environment."

World Health Organization - Latvia  About WHO" "The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - Latvia
The world's largest humanitarian network with nearly 100 million members, volunteers and supporters in 186 National Societies.

Amnesty International - Latvia
Amnesty International is a champion defender of human rights worldwide. Familiarity with a given country's human rights issues can provide a unique insight into many other aspects of its culture and politics.

Human Rights Watch - Latvia
Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.

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In-country Universities, and Programs and Centers of Study

The Yale Baltic Studies Program
"The Yale Baltic Studies Program is an interdisciplinary forum for the study of the Baltic Sea region, with an emphasis on the lands that comprise contemporary Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The program sponsors workshops, symposia, and lectures, and serves as a resource for and liaison among students and scholars whose work involves the Baltic region."

Centre for Baltic Studies, University of Tartu
"The Yale Baltic Studies Program is an interdisciplinary forum for the study of the Baltic Sea region, with an emphasis on the lands that comprise contemporary Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The program sponsors workshops, symposia, and lectures, and serves as a resource for and liaison among students and scholars whose work involves the Baltic region."

Baltic Sea Region Studies in America
A selection of departments and centers that offer programs related to Baltic Sea Region Studies from BalticStudyNet.

Estonian Embassy in Washington: Baltic Studies in U.S.
List of U.S. universities that offer programs or courses on Baltic States.

Links to Centers for Baltic Studies from Tartu University
Baltic Studies programs in Europe and U.S..

Universities in Latvia
Discusses education system and admissions; plus extensive list and links to public and private universities and colleges in Latvia by regions.

Colleges and Universities in Latvia
Basic list with links to national and private universities.

Universities in Latvia
By 2012 University Web Ranking.

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Latvia - Travel Guides

Wikitravel - Latvia
Wikitravel - by the people, for the people. Wikitravel is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide.

Lonely Planet - Latvia
By the good people at Lonely Planet, for the good people of the world.

Yahoo Travel Guide - Latvia
Includes links to history, basics, transportation, dining, shopping and climate.

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