I am still a little lost as to what tags and categories should go into my family bios for LITHUANIA
Is there a BALKAN BALTIC - tag, category or?
At one stage in history, Lithuania was the largest country, so that adds more spice to the mix of language and cultural evolution. The Jews came and went, depending who was in power.
I need to remove any SALV mentions and replace them with ???
The traditional division into two distinct sub-branches (i.e. Slavic and Baltic) is mostly upheld by scholars who accept Balto-Slavic as a genetic branch of Indo-European. There is a general consensus that the Baltic languages can be divided into East Baltic (Lithuanian, Latvian) and West Baltic (Old Prussian). The internal diversity of Baltic points at a much greater time-depth for the breakup of the Baltic languages in comparison to the Slavic languages.
"Traditional" Balto-Slavic tree model