Language family: Afro-Asian

Language Group: Semitic

Geographical use: Assyria, Syria and Palestine

Information: Extinct language. Aramese is closely related to Hebrew. Originally it was the language of the Aramese but was especially used in dialects. Still before 1000 BC Aramese spread out to the Middle East and replaced Akkadian as the most important language. It hold on to that status until the conquests of Alexander the Great when the Greek language entered the region.
The oldest Aramese writings date back from the 9th century BC. It is actually still being spoken in three Syrian villages and it was the daily language of Jesus Christ. Some parts of the Old Testament (the Book of Daniel and Ezra) were written in Aramese.