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9 Dead Historical Languages

The dead languages are those languages has no alive speaking communities and considers a heritage to most of the civilizations.

  1. Latin classifies as one of the most known dead languages however, it is familiar to many people.
  2. Coptic the first Christian language by some people like the Orthodox Church of Alexandria. It is a mix between Hieroglyphics, Demotic, and Hieratic languages.
  3. Akkadian is the language of the Akkadian’s empire, which stretched all the way from the Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf.
  4. Biblical Hebrew it was spoken originally by ancient Israelites and used now at the literature and liturgical of religion.
  5. Sanskrit which holds the main foundation texts for Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism religious.
  6. Sumerian the first meaning of civilization that considers the first language to invent the writing system on soft mud tablets by scratching symbols and shapes.
  7. Aramaic identified as the language of Jesus and still speaking by a few modern Aramaic communities.
  8. Old Norse is known as the Viking language, been spoken across North-Western Europe during the Viking age.
  9. Ancient Greek was the primary translation for the Old Testament ‘’Septuagint’’ which is the first fifth books of the Torah or Pentateuch.

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