Poles in Lithuania Want 'W' Back

February 2011
Language Magazine;Feb2011, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p16
The article reports on the call of polish minority in Lithuania to use Polish spelling in passports and other documents since Lithuanian language laws requires passports and street sign to be written in the Lithuanian alphabet. It states that Poland and Lithuania are divided over the letter "w" which is used mostly in Polish, but does not appear in Lithuanian.Virgis Valentinavicius notes that the government is trying to revise the language laws to meet the concerns of the Polish minority.


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