Hittite is an extinct language that was once spoken by the ancient Hittites, who were based in present-day Turkey. The Hittite language is thought to be a member of the Indo-European language family, and it is the oldest attested Indo-European language. Hittite was written using a script known as cuneiform, which was also used by other ancient cultures such as the Sumerians and the Babylonians. Hittite was a very complex language, with a large number of irregular verbs and a highly inflected grammar. It is thought that the Hittite language was very influential in the development of other Indo-European languages, such as Greek, Latin, and Sanskrit.