Ancient Cappadocian language

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Ancient Cappadocian
RegionAsia Minor
Extinctca. 6th century
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)
GlottologNone

The Ancient Cappadocian language is an ancient language or group of languages spoken in Asia Minor, probably related to Phrygian. There are no known texts in this language.[1]

Strabo and Basil of Caesarea state that it was not Greek.[2][3]

It was ultimately replaced by Koine Greek, but appears to have survived in some locations until at least the 6th century CE.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Frank Trombley, Hellenic Religion and Christianization c. 370-529 2:120
  2. ^ Mark Janse, "The Resurrection of Cappadocian (Asia Minor Greek)", ΑΩ International full text
  3. ^ As referenced in Arnold Hugh Martin Jones, The Cities of the Eastern Roman Provinces, 1937, p. 430: Strabo, 12:1:2, Basil of Caesarea, de Spiritu Sancto 29, Migne, P.G. 32:208 "και Καππαδόκαι δε ούτω λέγομεν εγχωρίως"
  4. ^ J. Eric Cooper, Michael J. Decker, Life and Society in Byzantine Cappadocia ISBN 0230361064, p. 14