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A member of a Baltic people constituting the main population of Latvia

Common clues: Riga resident; Baltic native; Latvian; Native of Riga; Baryshnikov, by birth; Tolerant Latvian?

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Latvia (historically Lettonia, or Lettland), officially the Republic of Latvia (Latvian: Latvija or Latvijas Republika, Livonian: Lețmō), is a country in Northern Europe. Latvia shares land borders with Estonia to the north and Lithuania to the south — and both Russia and Belarus to the east. It is separated from Sweden in the west by the Baltic Sea. The capital of Latvia is Riga (Latvian: Rīga). Latvia has been a member state of the European Union since May 1, 2004 and a member of NATO since March 29, 2004

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Latvia's population has been multiethnic for centuries, though the demographics shifted dramatically in the twentieth century due to the World Wars, the emigration and removal of Baltic Germans, the Holocaust, and occupation by the Soviet Union.

Latvians and Livonians, the indigenous peoples of Latvia, now form about 60% of the population; 28% of the inhabitants are Russian. Approximately 56% of the ethnic Russians living in Latvia are citizens of Latvia. In 2005 there were even fewer Latvians than in 1989, though their share of the population was larger — 1,357,099 (58.8% of the inhabitants).

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LETT (111) 33 Tu+ >1 09 Riga resident

16 We+ >1 07 Baltic native ESTH

13 We >1 98 Riga native BALT

7 Mo+ >1 08 Latvian

5 We+ >1 03 Native of Riga

4 We >1 02 Baryshnikov, by birth

3 Tu+ LAT 08 Baltic dweller

3 We- >1 04 Estonian's neighbor

3 Th+ >1 08 Riga denizen

3 Th- CSy 08 Tolerant Latvian?

2 Tu >1 04 Baltic resident ESTH

2 Th NYT 92 Native of Daugavpils

1 Th NYT 05 Baltic Sea viewer, maybe

80 Baltic language

1 Th WaP 06 Certain Balt

1 Th NYT 03 Certain Baltic

1 Th WSJ 00 Cowboy defensive tackle Leon

1 Th LAT 04 Estonian's southern neighbor

1 Th CHE 07 Leon of the NFL

1 Sa NYT 05 Leon with three Super Bowl rings

1 Th Rea 05 Lesser-used term for a resident of Riga's country

1 Th NYT 01 Liepaja resident

1 Sa NYT 09 Member of a NATO land since 2004

1 Th NYT 09 Mikhail Baryshnikov, by birth

1 Mo NYT 50 Native of Latvia