Hasaitic dialect

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Region Arabia
Extinct marginalized by Classical Arabic from the 7th century
South Arabian alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-3
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Hasaitic is an Old North Arabian dialect attested in inscriptions in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia at Thaj, Hinna, Qatif, Ras Tanura, Abqaiq in the al-Hasa region, Ayn Jawan, Mileiha and at Uruk.[1] They are written in the South Arabian script and date to the 3rd to 2nd centuries BC.


  1. ^ William Facey, The Story of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, 1994, ISBN 1-900988-18-6

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