Publisher’s note: “The names of the streets were therefore inscribed in all three languages, but now they are only written in Lettish or Estonian, as if none but Letts or Ests were living in the country!” Heyking, Alfons. The main issues confronting the minorities of Latvia and Eesti. London: P. S. King , 1922, page … Continue reading "Multilingual signage in the territory of modern Latvia, pre-independence"
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Document data: Link to the full atlas: https://www.csb.gov.lv/lv/statistika/statistikas-temas/iedzivotaji/iedzivotaju-skaits/meklet-tema/258-latvijas-statistikas-atlass-xx Publisher’s note: the 1935 census was conducted under an ethno-nationalist dictatorship, so the shares of ethnic Latvians might be inflated.