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Sumerian ("native tongue") is the language of ancient Sumer, which was spoken in southern Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) from at least the 4th millennium BCE. During the 3rd millennium BCE, there developed a very intimate cultural symbiosis between the Sumerians and the Akkadians, which included widespread bilingualism.

The Stele of Naram, from the Ancient Akkadian Empire, 2250 BC

Sumer: Ancient dictionary from Uruk, thought to be one of the first. Dates to the middle of 1st millenium BC

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Etruscan terracotta funerary monument, 3rd-2nd century BCE

Etruscan funerary monument 3rd-2nd century BCE Terracotta

Etruscan Terracotta funerary monuments 3rd-2nd century BCE (8)Louvre

Stele de la musique - the music-stele. Limestone, from Tello, period of king Gudea, 2120 BCE, Sumer 3rd-2nd MILL BCE Louvre Museum

Elamite God, Susa, Iran Beginning of the 2nd millennium BCE

Kish (Sumerian: Kiš; transliteration: Kiŝki; cuneiform: ;[1] Akkadian: kiššatu[2]) is modern Tell al-Uhaymir (Babil Governorate, Iraq), and was an ancient city of Sumer. Kish is located some 12 km east of Babylon, and 80 km south of Baghdad (Iraq).