Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Did You Know?

Lithuania only gained its independence in 1991.

Lithuania was the first soviet republic to declare independence from the USSR.

The mother of Pope John Paul II was of Lithuanian descent.

The Lithuanian language is said to be the closest modern language to Sanskrit. It is not very similar to Russian or Finnish (closer neighbors).

Lithuania was the last country in Europe to be converted to Christianity.

Nearly all male Lithuanian names end in "s" and all female names end in "a" or "e". When you learn someone's name, you automatically know their gender.

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