Latvian female names have the feminine 4th or 5th declension endings -a or -e respectively. Writing of Latvian names always conform to the highly phonetic Latvian orthography and in the case of foreign born Latvian nationals or marriages between Latvian women and foreigners whence they assume the family name of their husband the foreign names are modified to conform to the phonetic spelling and to acquire the respective case ending. This has given rise to at least half a dozen lawsuits over the last couple decades, mostly ethnic Russian Latvian nationals not content with addition of case endings as well as a Latvian woman contesting her foreign husband's name being transcribed phonetically in her documents Mentzen alias Mencena v. Latvia case where the plaintiffs were turned down as well as legal proceedings by a Latvian couple to allow them to register their child as Otto instead of Oto and a claim filed with UN HRC by a Latvian national of Russian-Jewish Leonid Raihman whose claims were upheld. Before the emancipation from serfdom in Courland , in Vidzeme , in Latgale only noblemen, free craftsmen or people living in towns had surnames. Therefore, the oldest Latvian surnames usually originate from German or Low German, reflecting the dominance of German as an official language in Latvia till the 19th century.
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Introduction: The incidence of cervical cancer CC in eastern European countries is high; however, uptake of available prevention strategies is suboptimal. We explored knowledge, behaviors, and attitudes toward CC prevention strategies in Latvian women. Methods: A mixed-methods study of Latvian women, consisting of surveys and semi-structured interviews, was conducted in Riga, Latvia in September and October Results: Altogether, surveys were completed and 10 interviews were conducted. The practice of annual gynecological checkups was prevalent, and many believed it to be synonymous with cervical screening.
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Dutch men and Latvian women are the tallest on the planet, according to the largest ever study of height around the world. The research, led by scientists from Imperial College London and using data from most countries in the world, tracked height among young adult men and women between and Among the findings, published in the journal eLife, the research revealed South Korean women and Iranian men have shown the biggest increases in height over the past years. Iranian men have increased by an average of
Below are average adult human heights by country or geographical region. The original studies and sources should be consulted for details on methodology and the exact populations measured, surveyed, or considered. The following study uses a Bayesian hierarchical model to estimate the trends from to in mean height and mean BMI in 1-year age groups for ages 5—19 years across countries. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikimedia list article.