[aka rānda kēļ, Liv, Liivõ Keelj]

Classification: Uralic




Livonian interview

A portion of an interview with Grizelda Kristina, the last person alive to have grown up speaking Livonian.

Grizelda Kristina

Endangered Language Alliance

Nov. 12, 2011

Endangered Language Alliance


Grizelda Kristina

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic License. Users of any part of the resource should cite the Endangered Language Alliance, Zoe Dirse as the collectors and Grizelda Kristina as the creator.


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    Esko Kalviainen 4372 days ago

    Thank you Kristina kundze and Zoe Dirse for this unique language sample. Around year 2000 Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) sent a document about a young girl that could speak Livonian. She had learned it from her grandfather. I wish we could find that young woman! Best wishes! Esko from Finland

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    Seppo Hovila 4362 days ago

    Perhaps Ērika Krautmane can help you find her. She's a teacher of Livonian courses. Ērika can be reached at her Latvian university address ( at