Akkadian language


Akkadian language
Akkadian
lišānum akkadītum
Spoken in Assyria and Babylonia
Region Mesopotamia
Extinct 100 AD
Language family
Writing system Sumero-Akkadian cuneiform
Official status
Regulated by No official regulation
Language codes
ISO 639-2 akk
ISO 639-3 akk
Ancient
Mesopotamia
Euphrates · Tigris
Sumer
Eridu · Kish · Uruk · Ur
Lagash · Nippur · Girsu
Elam
Susa · Anshan
Akkadian Empire
Akkad · Mari
Amorites
Isin · Larsa
Babylonia
Babylon · Chaldea
Assyria
Assur · Nimrud
Dur-Sharrukin · Nineveh
Mesopotamia (Dynasty list)
Sumer (king list)
Kings of Elam
Kings of Assyria
Kings of Babylon
Enûma Elish · Gilgamesh
Assyrian religion
Sumerian · Elamite
Akkadian · Aramaic
Hurrian · Hittite

Akkadian (lišānum akkadītum,


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