Akkadian language

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Akkadian
lišānum akkadītum
Native to Assyria and Babylonia
Region Mesopotamia
Extinct 100 CE
Language family
Writing system Sumero-Akkadian cuneiform
Official status
Official language in initially Akkad (central Mesopotamia); lingua franca of the Middle East and Egypt in the late Bronze and early Iron Ages.
Language codes
ISO 639-2 akk
ISO 639-3 akk

Akkadian (llišānum akkadītum) or Assyro-Babylonian[1] was a Semitic language (part of the Afro-Asiatic language family) that was spoken in ancient Iraq. The first Semitic language, it used the cuneiform writing system from ancient Sumerian.

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