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|Native to||Assyria and Babylonia|
|Writing system||Sumero-Akkadian cuneiform|
|Official language in||initially Akkad (central Mesopotamia); lingua franca of the Middle East and Egypt in the late Bronze and early Iron Ages.|
Akkadian (llišānum akkadītum) or Assyro-Babylonian 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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