The ancient language of Mesopotamia from which are derived Assyrian and Sumero-Babylonian.
or Accadian ( ak·KA·di·an). The ancient eastern Semitic language of the Assyrians and Babylonians written in a cuneiform script.
Akkadian is the name for a Semitic language that was used in ancient Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq) throughout most of its history. The main dialects include Babylonian (used in the South) and Assyrian (used in the North, around modern-day Mosul). Akkadian is closely related to languages such as Hebrew and Arabic.
an ancient branch of the Semitic languages
the Semitic language, spoken in Mesopotamia from the 1st to 3d millennium B.C.E.
The Semitic language of Mesopotamia; Assyrian and Babylonian are dialects.