Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

Get access

Semitic Languages
(5,293 words)

 

1. Arabic as an archaic Semitic language

Historically, the core region of the Semitic peoples during the 3rd and 2nd millennia B.C.E. lay in the Fertile Crescent (Palestine – Syria – Mesopotamia). Therefore, their assumed shared original homeland cannot have been situated very far from the…

Cite this page
Rainer Voigt, “Semitic Languages”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0301>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



▲   Back to top   ▲