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The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Konstantin KleinKonstantin Klein

A Semitic language of the Central Semitic languages (North Arabian group). In Roman imperial times Ancient North Arabian was in use mainly in the northern and central part of the Arabian Peninsula, and is attested in the dialects Safaitic, Hismaic, Thamudic, Taymanitic, and Dananitic. Since Late Antique times, these dialects have been replaced by Arabic, which itself encompasses Old Arabic, Classical Arabic, Middle Arabic, and various vernacular dialects.... ...

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