Dead Languages of the Near and Middle East
Here are some ancient languages that didn't stand the test of time.
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created November 19, 2016
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Dead Languages: who spoke 'em?
In Dead Languages, players will connect dead near and eastern languages with the peoples who spoke them during their time of usage. Match the languages to the modern day region, and you'll be able to figure out where the dead languages might be spoken today.
Ancient Languages of Modern Regions
So many languages have evolved from ancient languages. These languages are spoken in modern countries or regions in the middle and near east. Can you match them all?
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|Language||Who Spoke It?||Modern Day Region|
|Hunnic||Huns of Hunnic Empire||Eastern Europe and "Eurasian Steppe"|
|Hittite||Hittites of Hattusa in Anatolia||Turkey|
|Urartian||People of ancient Urartu||Armenien Highland|
|Nabataean (Western Aramaic)||Nabataeans of Neveg, West Bank, and the Sinai||Neveg, West Bank, and the Sinai|
|Eblaite||Semetic peoples of Northern Syria||Western Syria|
|Phoenician||People of Canaan||Lebanon, Syria, Cyprus, Israel,|
|Akkadian||Peoples of Ancient Mesopotamia||Iraq|
|Amorite||Amorite Tribes||Syria and Iraq|
|Sumerian||Ancient Sumerians (people of Sumer)||Southern Iraq|