Home place for more than 3,000,000 word units (place names, regional and contemporary names, terms), which have been collected for almost a century and now are digitalized

Thousands of researches about Latvian language, it’s sounds, common names, proper names, sentences, terms, dialects, ancient and contemporary writings, language policy

Over 90 years of experience that has resulted in more than half-million registered names and their meaning explained in Latvian language dictionaries and digital resources

40 passionate and altruistic scientists guided by researcher’s and debater’s spirit, who openly dialogue with the society and share their opinion upon language related issues

Ability to guess sounds, names, different parts of words and sentences, its formation and origin riddles, capacity to widen research paths, to encourage and to give advice

Open minded to all passionate to language, to its keepers, preservers, tellers, savants, experts and discoverers among all other associates and partners   

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Departments

Departments of the Latvian Language Institute Dialectology and Language History (head Dr. philol. Anna Stafecka) Onomastics (head Dr. philol. Renāte Siliņa-Piņķe) Latvian Grammar (head Dr. philol. Juris Grigorjevs) Lexicology and Lexicography  (head Dr.

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RESEARCH AND PROJECTS
ARCHIVES
Databases

Database of common folk place names In 2017, UL Latvian Language institute cooperating with UL Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science (in particular, with the

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PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCES

Onomastica Lettica (EN)

Onomastica Lettica The journal Onomastica Lettica has been published by Latvian Language Institute of the University of Latvia since 1990. The journal is aimed at scholars interested

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Linguistica Lettica (EN)

General information about the journal Linguistica Lettica is a scientific journal published annually by the Latvian Language Institute of the University of Latvia, or UL (Latvia). The

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Sanda

Linguistica Lettica (EN)

General information about the journal Linguistica Lettica is a scientific journal published annually by the Latvian Language Institute of the University of Latvia, or UL (Latvia). The

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Sanda

Onomastica Lettica (EN)

Onomastica Lettica The journal Onomastica Lettica has been published by Latvian Language Institute of the University of Latvia since 1990. The journal is aimed at scholars interested

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Anete

Databases

Database of common folk place names In 2017, UL Latvian Language institute cooperating with UL Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science (in particular, with the

Iet aplūkot »

Honor and respect the language of your forefathers, and you will do well on earth. Those who do not honor themselves will not be honored by others. Juris Alunāns