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Languages of the Byzantine Empire with a Map

With the help of a map, can you guess these languages that were spoken in the Eastern Roman Empire at its peak in 565 AD before the death of Justinian I?
Click on the map to zoom in.
According to own research. Note that this map may not be 100% accurate and that some language groups might be disputed.
Includes a lot of languages that are now extinct.
Quiz by Dekkie
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Last updated: November 12, 2023
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Anatolian
Ancient Cappadocian
Isaurian
 
Berber
Atlas
Eastern Berber
Kabyle
Zenati
Celtic
Galatian
 
Cushitic
Beja
 
Egyptian
Coptic
Germanic
Gothic
Gepid
Vandalic
 
Greek
Doric Greek
Koine Greek
Kartvelian
Colchidian
Georgian
Svan
 
Iranian
Kurdish
Middle Persian
 
Northwest Caucasian
Abazgi
Paleo-Balkan
Dacian
Proto-Albanian
Thracian
 
Romance
African Romance
Eastern Romance
Italo-Dalmatian
Sardinian
Western Romance
Semitic
Arabic
Middle Aramaic
 
Indo-European isolate
Armenian
3 Comments
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Level 61
Nov 12, 2023
les go
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Level 50
Nov 13, 2023
Really cool! Would love to learn about the history of language, what sources did you use for this quiz?
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Level 55
Nov 14, 2023
A lot of references were taken from Costas Melas to draw approximate spoken language boundaries.

Some of the the residue Germanic, Celtic and Anatolian languages are very vague as to how much they were still spoken at this time, especially the ones from the latter two language groups.