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Elamite language

The elamite language is an extinct language that was spoken in the ancient Elamite Empire (Elam)which spanned present-day Iran from 2800-550 BCE. It is a language isolate (although it is possibly part of the Elamo-Dravidian language family) and was extinct by the end of the 4th century BC, around the time of the conquest of the Persian Empire by Alexander the Great.Three distinct Elamite scripts developed over its history; Proto-Elamite, Linear Elamite and the Elamite Cuneiform script.Linguistically speaking, it is an agglutinative language with a well-developed nominal class system.Its phonology is still not yet fully understood.

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