Samogitian

Facts

  • Language: Samogitian
  • Alternate names: Zhemaitish, Zemaitis, Zemaitiskai, Zemachiai, Lowland Lithuanian
  • Language code: dlits
  • Language family: Indo-European, Baltic, Eastern, Lithuanian
  • Number of speakers: 500000
  • Script: Latin Script?

Introduction

Samogitian is a dialect of the Lithuanian language spoken mostly in Samogitia, the western part of Lithuania. The Samogitian dialect is rapidly declining: it is not used in the local school system and there is only one quarterly magazine and no television broadcasts in Samogitian.

The verb

The main difference between Samogitian and standard Lithuanian is verb conjugation: