Lithuanian is the official language of Lithuania. There are approximately 4 million native speakers of Lithuanian, most of whom are located in Lithuania, although speakers of Lithuanian can also be found in neighbouring countries such as Latvia, Estonia and Russia.
Lithuanian is classified as a Baltic language, a group of its own within the Indo-European language family and is most closely related to Latvian, although they are not mutually intelligible. The Lithuanian language has two main dialects Highland Lithuanian and Lowland Lithuanian. Standard Lithuanian is based on Western Highland Lithuanian.
Lithuanian is written using the Latin alphabet and is composed of 32 letters, which include the following: a, c, e, e, š, u, z