Akkadian language
Akkadian (akkadû, 𒅎𒀝𒂵𒌈 ak.kADû) is an extinct east Semitic language (part of the greater Afroasiatic language family) that was spoken in ancient Mesopotamia. The earliest attested Semitic languag...
Akkadian language - Wikipedia
Anatolian languages
The Anatolian languages are a family of extinct Indo-European languages that were spoken in Asia Minor (ancient Anatolia), the best attested of them being the Hittite language.
Considering the rel...
Anatolian languages - Wikipedia
Avestan language
Avestan /əˈvɛstən/,formerly also known as "Zend", is an Iranian language of the Eastern Iranian division, known only from its use as the language of Zoroastrian scripture, i.e. the Avesta, from which ...
Avestan language - Wikipedia
Buyeo languages
Buyeo or Fuyu languages (부여 in Korean, Fúyú (扶餘) in Chinese) are a hypothetical language family that consists of ancient languages of the northern Korean Peninsula and southern Manchuria and possibly ...
Elamite language
Elamite is an extinct language spoken by the ancient Elamites. Elamite was the primary language in present-day Iran from 2800–550 BC. The last written records in Elamite appear about the time of the c...
Elamite language - Wikipedia
Hittite language
Hittite (natively nešili "[in the language] of Neša"), also known as Nesite and Neshite, is the extinct language once spoken by the Hittites, an Indo-European people who created an empire centred on...
Hurro-Urartian languages
The Hurro-Urartian languages are an extinct language family of the Ancient Near East, comprising only two known languages: Hurrian and Urartian, both of which were spoken in the Taurus mountains area...
Old South Arabian
Old South Arabian (or Epigraphic South Arabian, or Ṣayhadic) is a group of four closely related extinct languages spoken in the far southern portion of the Arabian Peninsula. There were a number of ot...
Old South Arabian - Wikipedia
Sumerian language
Sumerian (𒅴𒂠 EME.G̃IR15 "native tongue") is the language of ancient Sumer, which was spoken in southern Mesopotamia (modern Iraq). During the 3rd millennium BC, a very intimate cultural symbiosis de...
Sumerian language - Wikipedia
Elamite cuneiform
Elamite cuneiform was a logo-syllabic script used to write the Elamite language.
The Elamite language (c. 3000 BCE to 400 BCE) is the now-extinct language spoken by Elamites, who inhabited the reg...
Elamite cuneiform - Wikipedia
Cuneiform
Cuneiform script is one of the earliest known systems of writing, distinguished by its wedge-shaped marks on clay tablets, made by means of a blunt reed for a stylus. The name cuneiform itself simply ...
Cuneiform - Wikipedia
Papora-Hoanya language
The Sinicized Papora and Hoanya dialects constituted a Formosan language of Taiwan. They were spoken across the middle western side of the island, around Lishui, Chingshui, Shalu, and inland to Taichu...
Shirvani Arabic
Shirvani Arabic was a dialect of Arabic that was once spoken in what is now central and northwestern Azerbaijan (historically known as Shirvan) and Dagestan (southern Russia).
Arabic had been spok...
Phrygian language
The Phrygian language /ˈfrɪdʒiən/ was the Indo-European language of the Phrygians, spoken in Asia Minor during Classical Antiquity (ca. 8th century BC to 5th century AD).Phrygian is considered by some...
Phrygian language - Wikipedia
Middle Mongol language
Middle Mongol or Middle Mongolian was a Mongolic koiné language language spoken in the Mongol Empire. Originating from Genghis Khan's home region of northeastern Mongolia, it diversified into several ...
Dana-i Menog Khrat
The Dana-i Menog-i khrat, (Persian:دانای مینوی خرد) or 'opinions of the spirit of wisdom', a Middle Persian book which was written about 8th century.It comprises the replies of that spirit to sixty-tw...
Tambora language
Tambora is the poorly attested non-Austronesian (Papuan) language of the Tambora culture of central Sumbawa, in what is now Indonesia, which was wiped out by the 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora. This w...
Urartian language
Urartian, Vannic, and (in older literature) Chaldean (Khaldian, or Haldian) are conventional names for the language spoken by the inhabitants of the ancient kingdom of Urartu that was located in the r...
Urartian language - Wikipedia
Phoenician alphabet
The Phoenician alphabet, called by convention the Proto-Canaanite alphabet for inscriptions older than around 1200 BC, is the oldest verified consonantal alphabet, or abjad. It was used for the writin...
Mator language
Mator or Motor was a Uralic language belonging to the group of Samoyedic languages, extinct since the 1840s. It was spoken in the northern region of the Sayan Mountains in Siberia, close to the Mongol...
Omok language
Omok is an extinct Yukaghir language of Siberia, part of a dialect continuum with the two surviving languages. It was last spoken perhaps as late as the 18th century.
Pisidian language
The Pisidic language is a member of the extinct Anatolian branch of the Indo-European language family spoken in Pisidia, a region of ancient Asia Minor. Known from some thirty short inscriptions from ...
Pisidian language - Wikipedia
Turung language
The Turung language (Tailung, Tairong, Thai: (ภาษาไทตุรุง, pasa tai turung) is an extinct language formerly spoken in Assam. The Turung people who spoke this language now speak Assamese or Singpho la...
Sidetic language
The Sidetic language is a member of the extinct Anatolian branch of the Indo-European language family known from legends of coins dating to the period of approx. the 5th to 3rd centuries BCE found in ...
Buyeo language
The language of the Buyeo kingdom is very sparsely attested; however, according to Chinese sources it was mutually intelligible with the Goguryeo language to its south. The few words which are known b...
Buyeo language - Wikipedia
Oko-Juwoi language
The Juwoi language, Oko-Juwoi (also Junoi), is an extinct Great Andamanese language, of the Central group. It was spoken in the west central and southwest interior of Middle Andaman.
The Juwoi wer...
Samaritan Aramaic language
Samaritan Aramaic, or Samaritan, is the dialect of Aramaic used by the Samaritans in their sacred and scholarly literature. This should not be confused with the Samaritan Hebrew language of the Scrip...