Akkadian (/əˈkdiən/ akkadû, 𒅎𒀝𒂵𒌈 ak.kADû)[2] is an extinct east Semitic leid (pairt o the greater Afroasiatic leid faimily) that wis spoken in auncient Mesopotamie.

Native taeAssur an Babylon
Era29t–8t centuries BC; academic or leeturgical uise till 100 AD
Sumero-Akkadian cuneiform
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in
initially Akkad (central Mesopotamie); lingua franca o the Middle East an Egyp in the late Bronze an early Airn Ages.
Leid codes
ISO 639-2akk
ISO 639-3akk
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  1. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Akkadian". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
  2. John Huehnergard & Christopher Woods, "Akkadian and Eblaite," The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages. Ed. Roger D. Woodard (2004, Cambridge) Pages 218-280