Latvian Australians

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Latvian Australians
Austrālijas latvieši
Total population
4,675 (by birth, 2011 Census)[1]
20,124 (by ancestry, 2011 Census)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Sydney and Melbourne
Australian English, Latvian
Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Orthodox
Related ethnic groups
Lithuanian Australians · Latgalians · Kursenieki · Livonians · Latvians

Latvian Australians are Australian citizens of Latvian descent, or persons born in Latvia who reside in Australia. At the 2011 Census, 20,124 residents in Australia reported to have Latvian ancestry.[2]

Between 1947 and 1952, 19,700 Latvian refugees arrived in Australia as displaced persons under the supervision of the International Refugee Organisation.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Australian Government - Department of Immigration and Border Protection. "Latvian Australians". Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Latvia country brief". Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Origins: Immigrant Communities in Victoria: History of immigration from Latvia". Museum Victoria Australia. Retrieved 17 May 2016. 

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