FACTOID # 19: Cheap sloppy joes: Looking for reduced-price lunches for schoolchildren? Head for Oklahoma!
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Canaanite language

The Canaanite languages are a subfamily of the Semitic languages, spoken by the ancient Canaanite peoples. Canaanite languages were also spoken in ancient times by the self-identified Hebrews who are believed to have immigrated to the Canaan region from the Chaldees. Of these, the most well-preserved is Biblical Hebrew, and the only Canaanite language spoken as a vernacular in modern times is Israeli Hebrew. See also Hebrew languages. Additionally, the Phoenician ports and mariners spoke Canaanite languages, and the language of their colony Carthage evolved into the Punic language.


Note that the term "Canaan" is used here in a geographical sense and not an ethnic one. In ancient times, Canaanite was spoken as a dialectual continuum of a variety of peoples who were regarded as ethnically and culturally distinct.

The main sources for study of Canaanite languages are the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh), and inscriptions such as:

External links

Some West Semetic Inscriptions (http://www.kchanson.com/ANCDOCS/westsem/westsem.html)








  Results from FactBites:
 
Canaanite languages (196 words)
The Canaanite languages are a subfamily of the Semitic languages, spoken by the ancient Canaanite peoples.
Canaanite languages were also spoken in ancient times by the self-identified Hebrews who are believed to have immigrated to the Canaan region from the Chaldees.
in the Phoenician languages: Ahiram inscription,sarcophagus of Eshmunazar[1], Kilamuwa inscription
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m