Alternative name(s): Nesa, Hittitisch (nl)
Language family: Indo-European
Language group: Anatolic
Geographical use: East Turkey
Information: Extinct language. The oldest Hittitic writings date back to the 17th-12th century BC, which makes it the oldest indo-European language that was passed down in writing. The Hittites called their language Nesa, after the city Nesa, their first settlement.