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Anatolian
Ethnicity: Anatolians
Geographic
distribution:
formerly in Anatolia
Linguistic classification: Indo-European
  • Anatolian
Proto-language: Proto-Anatolian
Subdivisions:
Hittite
Palaic
Lydian
Luwic
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The Anatolian languages were a branch of Indo-European languages. They are now extinct. They were spoken in Asia Minor (ancient Anatolia) in modern-day Turkey. There are three, or maybe four, known branches.

Branches

Melchert (2012) has organised them like this:

  • Proto-Anatolian
    • Hittite
    • Palaic
    • Luwic
      • Luwian
      • Lycian
      • Milyan
      • Carian
      • Sidetic
      • Pisidian
    • (?) Lydian

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