Sidetic language

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Region Ancient southwestern Anatolia
Extinct after the third century BCE
Sidetic script
Language codes
ISO 639-3 xsd
Linguist list
Glottolog side1240[1]

The Sidetic language is a member of the extinct Anatolian branch of the Indo-European language family known from legends of coins dating to the period of approx. the 5th to 3rd centuries BCE found in Side at the Pamphylian coast, and two Greek–Sidetic bilingual inscriptions from the 3rd and 2nd centuries BCE respectively. The Greek historian Arrian in his Anabasis Alexandri (mid-2nd century CE) mentions the existence of a peculiar indigenous language in the city of Side. Sidetic was probably closely related to Lydian, Carian and Lycian.


  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Sidetic". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

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