Carian language

The Carian language is an extinct language of the Luwian subgroup of the Anatolian branch of the Indo-European language family. The Carian language was spoken in Caria, a region of western Anatolia between the ancient regions of Lycia and Lydia, by the Carians, a name possibly first mentioned in Hittite sources. Carian is closely related to Lycian and Milyan (Lycian B), and both are closely related to, though not direct descendants of, Luwian. Whether the correspondences between Luwian, Carian, and Lycian are due to direct descent (i.e. a language family as represented by a tree-model), or are due to dialect geography, is disputed.[3]

Carian
Inscription in Carian of the name 𐊨𐊢𐊠𐊦𐊹𐊸, qlaλiś[1]
RegionAncient southwestern Anatolia
Eraattested 7th–3rd century BCE[2]
Carian script
Language codes
ISO 639-3xcr
xcr
Glottologcari1274