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Hattic was a non-Indo-European language spoken in Asia Minor between the 3rd and the 2nd millennia BC, before the appearance of the Hittites. Proto-Indo-European Indo-European studies Indo-European is originally a linguistic term, referring to the Indo-European language family. ... Anatolia (Greek: ανατολη anatole, rising of the sun or East; compare Orient and Levant, by popular etymology Turkish Anadolu to ana mother and dolu filled), also called by the Latin name of Asia Minor, is a region of Southwest Asia which corresponds today to the Asian portion of Turkey. ... (4th millennium BC – 3rd millennium BC – 2nd millennium BC – other millennia) // Events Syria: Foundation of the city of Mari (29th century BC ) Iraq: Creation of the Kingdom of Elam Germination of the Bristlecone pine tree Methuselah about 2700 BC, the oldest known tree still living now Dynasty of Lagash in... (3rd millennium BC – 2nd millennium BC – 1st millennium BC – other millennia) // Events To grasp the spirit of the 2nd millenium BC, we must divide it in two parts, for there is a period of change around its middle so important that it creates two separate sub-millenia. First half The... Relief of Suppiluliuma II, last known king of the Hittite Empire “Hittites” is the conventional English-language term for an ancient people who spoke an Indo-European language and established a kingdom centered in Hattusa (the modern village of BoÄŸazköy in north-central Turkey), through most of the...


The Hittites, who spoke an Indo-European language (see Hittite language), eventually absorbed or replaced the Hattic speakers (Hattians), but continued to use Hattic for religious purposes. Relief of Suppiluliuma II, last known king of the Hittite Empire “Hittites” is the conventional English-language term for an ancient people who spoke an Indo-European language and established a kingdom centered in Hattusa (the modern village of Boğazköy in north-central Turkey), through most of the... The Hittite language is the dead language once spoken by the Hittites, a people who once created an empire centered on ancient Hattusa (modern Boğazköy) in north-central Anatolia (modern Turkey). ... The Hattians were an ancient people who inhabited the land of Hatti in Asia Minor in the 3rd to 2nd millennia BC. They spoke a non-Indo-European language of uncertain affiliation called Hattic (now believed by some to be related to the Northwest Caucasian language group). ...


Hattic appears to be related to the Northwest Caucasian (Circassian) family. Its position in the hypothetical North Caucasian family and other proposed classifications of the languages of the Caucasus is still the subject of much debate among linguists. The Northwest Caucasian languages, also called Pontic or Abkhaz-Adyg/Circassian, are a group of languages spoken in Caucasian Russia, Turkey, Jordan, Kabardino-Balkaria (an autonomous republic in Russia) and Abkhazia ( de facto independent formally an autonomous republic in Georgia). ... North Caucasian languages is a blanket term for two distinct, but possibly related, phyla of languages spoken in the north Caucasus and in Turkey. ... The term Caucasian languages is loosely used to refer to a large and extremely varied array of languages spoken by more than seven million people in the Caucasus region of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. ...


The names "Hattic" and "Hittite" are modern terms, and both are apparently derived from the same word, the ancient name of the region where the two cultures flourished, which has been reconstructed as Hatti in the Hittite language. The term "Hittite", taken from the Hebrew Bible, was first given in the early 20th century (rightly or wrongly) to the more recent culture and its Indo-European language; the names "Hattian" and "Hattic" were then coined decades late for the older culture and its non-Indo-European language. It is still not known what the Hattians called themselves and their language though they may have been the Khaldi/Kardu. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... For the Urartian god of this name, see Khaldi (god). ...


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Hattic language (219 words)
Hattic was a non-Indo-European language spoken in Asia Minor between the 3rd and the 2nd millennia BC, before the appearance of the Hittites.
Hattic was a non-Indo-European language, and it appears to be related to the Northwest Caucasian (Circassian) family.
Its position in the hypothetical North Caucasian family and other proposed classifications of the languages of the Caucasus is still the subject of much debate among linguists.
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