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Epigraphic South Arabian language

LC control 98000742
Topical headingEpigraphic South Arabian language
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Variant(s)Ancient South Arabian language
Old South Arabian language
Old South Arabic language
See alsoArabian Peninsula--Languages
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South Arabian languages
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Found inRuhlen world lang.: v. 1, p. 323.
Curr. trends ling.: v. 6, p. 507.
International encyclopedia of linguistics, 1992: v. 3, p. 412 ("The lower half of the Arabian Peninsula was inhabited in antiquity by speakers of languages known as Epigraphic South Arabian) p. 417 (Ancient South Arabian)
Voegelin lang.: p. 304 (Old South Arabic)
Biella, J. Dictionary of Old South Arabic, 1982 (Old South Arabic)
LC database, Feb. 9, 1998.
Britannica Macro.: v. 13, p. 815 (Old South Arabian)
Simeone-Sinelle, M.-C. The Modern South Arabian languages, 1997, via WWW, Apr. 1, 2021: p. 378 (In the South of the Arabian Peninsula, in the Republic of the Yemen and in the Sultanate of Oman, live some 200,000 Arabs whose maternal language is not Arabic but one of the so-called Modern South Arabian Languages (MSAL); the MSAL are different enough from Arabic to make intercomprehension impossible between speakers of any of the MSAL and Arabic speakers. The MSAL exhibit many common features also with the Semitic languages of Ethiopia; their relationships with Epigraphic South Arabian (Sahaydic Languages, according to Beeston) remain a point of discussion; There are six MSAL: Mehri, Harsūsi, Baṭḥari, Hobyōt, Jibbāli, Soqoṭri)
Not found inEthnologue; Britannica Micro.; Encyclopedia of language and linguistics, 1994; Beeston, A. Sabaic dictionary, 1982