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Semitic languages

Semitic languages are broken into: East Semitic (Akkadian, Eblaite); West Semitic (Amorite, Aramaic, Canaanite, Ugaritic); and South West Semitic (Arabic, Ethiopic and South Arabian).

East Semitic Languages

LanguageWritingCultures
AkkadianCuneiformAssyria
EblaiteCuneiformEblaVery similar to Akkadian. Predecessive features of West Semitic languages.

West Semitic Languages

LanguageWritingCultures
Amorite
Aramaic
Canaanite
Ugaritic

South West Semitic Languages

LanguageWritingCultures
Arabic
Ethiopic
South Arabian