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Questions about the Middle East

What was the language in ancient Mesopotamia?

Dr. dig responds:
The people of ancient Mesopotamia spoke a number of languages, including Akkadian, Eblaite, Elamite, Phoenician, Semitic, and Sumerian.

The script that was used to write many of the ancient Mesopotamian languages was called cuneiform, that wedgeshaped writing on clay tablets you may be familiar with. Cuneiform was used to write several languages just as the alphabet we use to write English is also used to write French, Spanish, German, etc.


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