Hasaitic dialect

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Region Arabia
Extinct marginalized by Classical Arabic from the 7th century[citation needed]
Ancient North Arabian alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog hasa1249[1]

Hasaitic is an Ancient 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.[2] It is written in the Ancient North Arabian script[3] and date from the 3rd to 2nd centuries BC.


  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Hasaitic". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ William Facey, The Story of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, 1994, ISBN 1-900988-18-6
  3. ^ Macdonald, M. C. A. (2000). "Reflections on the linguistic map of pre-Islamic Arabia". Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy 11. pp. 28–79. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 

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