It is one of the classical languages of the
world, with rich literature spanning over
2,000 years, making it arguably the oldest
Some claim that the Sabians is the the
oldest faith in the world and their language
is the oldest and most widespread among
the world languages" writes ibn Hazm
In some Islamic sources, it is written that the
"Syriac community is the oldest amongst
others. Adam's and his sons' language
was Syriac, and the religion of this
community was the Sabian faith."
Old Testament Reference
Old Testament – Daniel and Matthew's
Gospel. Some scholars claim Aramaic-
Syriac to be the oldest language in the
world. However, there are those who are
more moderate and accept it as one of the
Sanskrit has similarities to Latin, Greek,
and even English.
The Sanskrit language is a descendant of
an even older language that linguists
now call Proto-Indoeuropean (PIE).
What is the oldest language?
It is not known what the oldest language in
the world really is. In dealing with the Old
Testament, we have languages such as
Hebrew, Chaldee, Koine Greek and