Sumerian (𒅴𒂠 EME.G̃IR15 "native tongue") is the leid o auncient Sumer, a leid isolate which wis spoken in northren Mesopotamie (modren Iraq).

eme-g̃ir, eme-gi
Native taeSumer an Akkad
RegionIraq (Mesopotamia)
EraAttestit frae 3350 BC. Effectively extinct frae aboot 2000–1800 BC; uised as clessical leid till aboot 100 AD.
Leid codes
ISO 639-2sux
ISO 639-3sux
Sumerian 26th c Adab.jpg
26th century BC Sumerian document
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  1. ↑ Gelb, Ignace J. "Sumerian language". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2011-07-30.
  2. ↑ Piotr Michalowski, "Sumerian," The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages." Ed. Roger D. Woodard (2004, Cambridge University Press). Pages 19–59
  3. ↑ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Sumerian". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.