Isaurian language

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Native to Asia Minor
Region Isauria
Era until the 5th century AD
unclassified; personal names appear to be Luwian
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog None

Isaurian is an extinct language spoken in the area of Isaura, Asia Minor. The personal names of its users appear to be derived from Luwian and thus Indo-European.[1] Epigraphic evidence, including funerary inscriptions, is found into the 5th century AD.[2]


  1. ^ Frank R. Trombley and John W. Watt, The Chronicle of Pseudo-Joshua the Stylite (Liverpool University Press, 2000), p. 12; Linda Honey, "Justifiably Outraged or Simply Outrageous? The Isaurian Incident of Ammianus Marcellinus 14.2," in Violence in Late Antiquity: Perceptions and Practices (Ashgate, 2006), 50.
  2. ^ Honey, "The Isaurian incident," p. 50.