||Baltic (with Old Prussian, Lithuanian
etc.), West Baltic (with Old Prussian, Sudovian and Curonian)
||Was in use in Southern Prussia and maybe also in Central Russia near
the river Protva
||Galindans are mentioned by Ptolemy in his description of European tribes;
he locates them somewhere south from the Baltic Sea. Medieval authors from
Germany also place Galindans in Southern Prussia. Russians called them
Golyad' and knew them very well - but the strange thing is that they are
mentioned once in Old Russian manuscripts of the 11th century not far from
Moscow, on the river Protva. Maybe this was a remain of those Baltic tribes
who used to live on Russian lands before Slavs came here. In Prussia, Galindan
was spoken until the 14th century.
||A highly flective language with a complicated structure of noun declension
and several declension types - the same as Old Prussian.
||The structure and the vocabulary of it is quite similar to Old Prussian
and some linguists even consider Galindan just a dialect of Old Prussian.
||No written documents exist
||Old Prussian, later Slavic languages