Lithuanian is an Eastern Baltic Language, native and official language of Lithuania, spoken by 3.0 million people (Data of 2012). Lithuanian is also one of the official languages of European Union.
Lithuanian is close to Latvian, the language of its northern neighbor as well as more distantly close to Slavic, German and many other Indo-European languages and it is said to be a quite conservative living language, retaining some freatures of proto-Indo-European languages that are lost in other Indo-European languages.
Lithuanian is not currently taught at IU in regular semesters, but you could find the learning opportunity(Level 1 & 2) in IU Language Workshop 2023 together with other 20+ languages.
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