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The Ancient Peoples of Pamphylia and Their Languages

The purpose of this study is to consider the ancient peoples and their languages in the early period of Pamphylia in the light of the philological sources on Pamphylia from the 5th century are identified. In accordance with the working rules, particularly the dialectical inscriptions are utilized from these sources. The linguistic information obtained from the Pamphylian dialectic inscriptions are studied as to the meaning they carried for ancient peoples of Pamphylia. The conclusions we determined can be classified as follows:

1. An ancient Anatolian language of Indo-European origin, like that of Luwian, was spoken in Pamphylia in the 2nd millennium. The geographical researches of the Hittite period and the indigenous names of persons used in dialectical inscriptions justify this judgement.

2. From the linguistic decipherment of dialectical inscriptions, it is understood that the migration beginning from.

*Yrd. Doç. Dr. Recai Tekoğlu, Akdeniz Üniversitesi, Eskiçağ Dilleri ve Kültürleri Bölümü-Antalya.

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