Old Prussian language

extinct Western Baltic language

Old Prussian was a Baltic language spoken in what is now called the Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia. It was spoken by the indigenous peoples of Prussia, the Old Prussians. It was spoken in the area where north-eastern Poland and the Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia are today. It was named Old Prussian in order to show that it is different to the people who lived in Prussia afterwards. It went extinct in the early 18th century. There has been an attempted revival, but with little progress.

RegionPrussia (region)
ExtinctEarly 18th century[1]
RevivalAttempted revival, with 50 L2 speakers (no date)[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3prg

References change

  1. Prussian at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Old Prussian language at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)