Lettish Sentence Examples
In the Baltic provinces (Esthonia, Livonia and Courland) the prevailing population is Esthonian, Kuronian or Lettish, the Germans being respectively only 3.8, 7.6 and 8.2% of the population.
In 1916-7 there were 735,000 Lettish refugees in Russia, and 250,000 men aged 20-40 are supposed to have perished between 1914-20.
Lectures are delivered in Lettish, Russian and German, and nearly all the staff is Latvian.
In 1916-7 there were 735,000 Lettish refugees in Russia.
Lettish man-power suffered more particularly.
Soviet Russia found many soldiers among the Lettish refugees, and retained the Lettish rifle division which had fought during the war.
The Russian Government permitted the formation on July 13 1915 of a Lettish rifle division 50,000 men strong.
The German occupation did not prevent the Lettish National Council, on June 26-29 1918, from claiming the reunion of all Lettish territories in accordance with the protest addressed to the German Chancellor on April 4.
Lettish units were shelled on Dec. 30 from a British mine-layer in the harbour of the new capital - Riga.
The murder of three men of the Baltic Landeswehr led to the coup of April 16 1919, by the proclamation of the Government of a Lettish clergyman, Needra.Advertisement
The Baltic Landeswehr, unsupported by the other units, were engaged with Esthonian and Lettish forces near Wenden, and were defeated.
The Esthonians were hailed as liberators of Riga by the Lettish Assembly.
Alexander, became a unit of the Lettish army (Olai agreement on July 15 1919) to be formed by Gen.
The Lettish Government decided to stop the advance on Dvinsk and Rezhitsa at any cost, as a danger to Latvia's independence, and succeeded in obtaining British and Esthonian support.
Ballod's Lettish troops played a minor part on this front.Advertisement
In the Memel area 565,000 persons are under temporary French occupation; in the Polangen district 3,000 under Lettish governance.
In the disputed Illuxt area 53,000 persons are also under Lettish rule.
The New English Dictionary connects it with a Teutonic stem meaning "holy"; from which is derived the Lithuanian szwentas, and Lettish swats.
Their native language, of Finnish origin, is rapidly disappearing, their present language being a Lettish patois.
Anciently Courland was inhabited by the Cours or Kurs, a Lettish tribe, who were subdued and converted to Christianity by the Brethren of the Sword, a German military order, in the first quarter of the 13th century.Advertisement
History of Latvian Independence.-With the outbreak of the World War in 1914 a prospect of some kind of national existence opened out to the Lettish intelligentsia, whose antipathy to Germany did not imply a readiness to die for Russia.