Daily words
vēmpa s
 kraadepoiss, lõngus ▫ sprukstiņš

lītiņtõ vt
 lühendada ▫ īsināt, saīsināt

rōda|rieknikā s
 raudteelane ▫ dzelzceļnieks

This portal was created by Līvõ Kultūr sidām (The Livonian Culture Centre) and offers a wide range of information on the Livonians, their culture, language, and history. Here you can discover the places the Livonians have lived, their cultural monuments, the location of their most important archives, and also about new Livonian-related events and exhibitions. You can learn about Livonian traditional and contemporary culture as well as become acquainted with their community organisations and most important personalities. The UL Livonian Institute section contains information about this institution as well as Livonian-Estonian-Latvian dictionary which is updated on an ongoing basis and which is supplemented with word forms and data from the Livonian language corpus. This section also contains the Livonian place name list, a list of Livonian borrowings in Latvian, and other resources for learning about and studying Livonian. The Library section contains a collection of articles, links, and videos on Livonian topics grouped by category.

We wish you success learning about Livonian culture!

1998 – following the initiative of the Liv Culture Centre and the International Liv Friends’ Society the President of Ministers passed an order to establish a working group to draw up the state long-term program ‘Livs in Latvia’.
1796 – in Miķeļtornis village in Viļumi farmstead, Jāņ Prints, Sen., a Liv poet and translator was born. Died in 1868.
1988 – in Rīga, the Liv Union was restored under the name of ‘Liv Culture Union’(Līvõd kultūr īt).
1860 – in Mazsalaca, Ādams Butuls, a doctor, the first chairman of the Liv Friends’ Society, Latvia was born. Died in 1938.
1941 – Ieva Neilande, a historian, the first chairperson of the restored Liv Union was born. Died in 2006.