Lithuanians are one of the ethnic groups in the Baltic region. While Lithuania has a population of about 2 944 459 people, there are at least another million living in other countries, with Lithuanians generally located in the USA, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Russia, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The native language of the country is Lithuanian, one of two living Baltic languages, but many Lithuanians are multilingual. Two-thirds of the population declare that they are able to speak at least two foreign languages. The foreign languages people speak the most are English and Russian.
According to data from the 2011 census, 84,2 percent of the population of Lithuania consider themselves to be Lithuanians, 6.6 percent are Polish, 5.8 percent are Russians, 1.2 percent are Belarusians and 1.1 percent represent other nations. In terms of religion, most Lithuanians are Roman Catholic.