Elamite is an extinct leid spoken bi the auncient Elamites. Elamite wis a leid uised in present-day sooth-wastren Iran frae 2800 tae 550 BC. The last written records in Elamite appear aboot the time o the conquest o the Achaemenid Empire bi Alexander the Great. Elamite haes na demonstrable relatives an is uisually conseedert a leid isolate. The lack o established relatives is ane reason that interpretation o the leid is difficult.[2]

Tablet o Elamite script
Native taeElamite Empire
RegionMiddle East
Eraca. 2800–300 BC
Early forms
leid o Proto-Elamite?
Leid codes
ISO 639-2elx
ISO 639-3elx


  1. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Elamite". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
  2. Elamite (2005). Keith Brown (ed.). Encyclopedie o Leid an Linguistics (2 ed.). Elsevier. ISBN 0-08-044299-4.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)