Category:Earliest known manuscripts by language
For many languages it may be difficult to find an example, because of difficulties in establishing when a language became distinct, or because there are doubts about dating, or because there are insufficient grounds to judge which of several roughly contemporary documents is earliest. Nonetheless clear and well-known examples exist for many languages.
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