Isaurian language

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Native toAsia Minor
Erauntil the 5th century AD
unclassified; personal names appear to be Luwian
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)

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.