Alternative name(s): Zend, Old Baktric, Avestisch (nl)
Language family: Indo-European
Language group: Iranian
Geographical use: in the northeast of the old Persian empire
Information: Extinct language. The name refers to the Avesta, the book with the teachings of the prophet Zarathustra. The language had become extinct centuries before the rise of the islam and only continued as a language in the liturgical books.