The people of Latvia are called Latvians. More than half the population trace their ancestry to Latvia. The remainder of the population is Russian, 33 percent; Belarusan, 4 percent; Ukrainian, 3 percent; Polish, 2 percent; and Lithuanian, a little more than 1 percent. For more information on the Polish and Russians, see the chapters on Poland and Russia in Volume 7; on the Belarusans, the chapter on Belarus in Volume 1; and on Ukrainians, the chapter on Ukraine in Volume 9.

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