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Languages of the Persian Empire with a Map

With the help of a map, can you guess these languages that were spoken in the Achaemenid Empire at its peak in 490 BC?
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.
Quiz by Dekkie
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Last updated: April 18, 2024
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Afro-Asiatic
(Akkadian)
Ammonite
Biblical Hebrew
Demotic Egyptian
Imperial Aramaic
Mehri
Numidian
Old Arabic
Phoenician
 
Anatolian
Carian
Luwian
Lycian
Lydian
Milyan
Pisidian
Sidetic
Dravidian
Brahui
 
Hellenic
Aeolic Greek
Ancient Macedonian
Arcadocypriot Greek
Attic Greek
Doric Greek
Ionic Greek
Northwest Doric
Pamphylian Greek
 
Hurro-Urartian
Urartian
Indo-Aryan
(Classical Sanskrit)
Dardic
Prakrit
 
Iranian
Khwarezmian
Median
Old Persian
Parthian
Younger Avestan
 
Kartvelian
Colchidian
Old Georgian
Svan
Northeast Caucasian
Khinalug
Lezgic
 
Northwest Caucasian
Abkhaz-Abaza
Kabardian
 
Paleo-Balkan
Bithynian
Brygian
Dacian
Mysian
Paeonian
Phrygian
Thracian
 
Sino-Tibetan
Tibeto-Kanauri
Tocharian
Kuchean
 
Other Indo-European
Nuristani
Proto-Armenian
 
Language Isolate
Elamite
(Post-Sumerian)
 
Unclassified
Eteocypriot
Meroitic
3 Comments
+3
Level 50
Mar 22, 2024
This is a very good quiz! It is a bit fuzzy on mobile devices though, which is odd to me as it comes out fine on pc.
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Level 55
Apr 18, 2024
Thanks! This has been fixed. The map was set to be very slightly blurry by accident.
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Level 88
May 22, 2024
Love it, great stuff