The Semitic languages are a group of languages that follow the Afro-Asian language branches. The Semitic language is an independent branch, which gradually became independent because of the large number of people who speak it. It created the so-called Semitic language, called Samia because it is attributed to Sam Ben Noah. We identify in detail the tree of Semitic languages.
Semitic languages around the world speak an estimated 467 million people, most of whom live in the Middle East, North Africa and East Africa. Arabic is the most widely spoken language, spoken by an estimated 422 million speakers and second in Amharic 27 million people, third with Tigrinya and an estimated 6.7 million people around the world, and Hebrew with 5 million people.
Semitic languages are the first languages to be used in the world. The ancient Egyptian language was inspired by many alphabets, and the rest of the languages of the world moved, but many Semitic languages became extinct and no longer exist except in religious texts.
The deciphering of the Cuneiform Scriptures considered an anti-Semitic language, restored many of the languages that were once used in Mesopotamia by the Babylonians, the Hittites, the Cachans, and others. It was said that Cuneiformism had been used in the second or third century BC,
It was spoken by the people of southern Mesopotamia and the Semitic languages, which were used in the north of the cities of the Levant and before it used the American languages but did not know specifically why the disappearance of those ancient languages.
Semitic languages and their native place
As mentioned above, the Semitic languages are one of the branches of Afro-Asian languages. Their native country was identified in North Africa and North-East Africa where it is believed that native Semitic speakers originally lived in the Middle East of North Africa in the late Neolithic period. The language of Christopher Ehrt suggested that the Semitic languages were the result of African migration to Palestine, noting that these immigrants groups of spokespersons of Semitic languages had already moved to the Middle East, And they worked on the introduction and dissemination of the mother tongue. The linguist Daikonov believes that the Semites originated between the Nile delta and the Canaan region, like most of the northern branches of the Afro-Asian language family. The idea that the mother tongue was native to the south of the Arabian Peninsula was rejected, There could have been migrations before the domestication of camels in the second millennium BC.
Languages are spoken by a number of speakers
Here is the order of the Semitic languages according to the number of people who speak:
1 – the Arabic language is spoken by 422 billion people around the world.
2- The Hebrew language is spoken by 8 million people around the world.
3 – Aramaic language is spoken by millions of people around the world.
4 – a language is spoken by 830 thousand people around the world.
5 – The languages of the Sat-Beit Gorag spoken by 440 thousand people around the world.
Maltese (Arabic) with 420,000 people around the world.
7 – Modern southern Arabic spoke by 360 thousand people around the world.
8. Enlightenment spoke by 280,000 people around the world.
9. A Sudanese language is spoken by 250,000 people around the world.
High Language Tree
Oriental Semitic languages
– Akkadian and include the two dialects:
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Central Semitic languages
North Semitic languages
– Syriac (ܣܘܪܝܝܐ)
The Babylonian Aramaic
Syrian Christian Aramaic
Palestinian Christian Aramaic
Languages of Canaan
– Hebrew (Hebrew)
Ancient North Arabic
– Classical Arabic
– Modern classical
Southern Semitic languages
South West Semitic languages
Southern Antique Arabic
– Kholaniya (Viva tone)
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– The language of the Tigray
– Garage languages
Southern Semitic languages.
Southeast Semitic languages or contemporary island languages
– Al-Shahriya (Al-Jabaliya)
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