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Official Language Law


Section 1The purpose of this Law is to ensure: 1) the maintenance, protection and development of the Latvian language; 2) the maintenance of the cultural and historic heritage of the Latvian nation; 3) the right to freely use the Latvian language in any sphere of life within the whole territory of Latvia; 4) the integration of members of ethnic minorities into the society of Latvia, while observing their rights to use their native language or other languages; 5) the increased influence of the Latvian language in the cultural environment of Latvia, to promote a more rapid integration of society.