Phoenician is an ancient language that was spoken in the region that is now known as Lebanon. It is a Semitic language, which means that it is related to other languages such as Arabic and Hebrew. Phoenician was used by the Phoenician people, who were a major trading civilization in the Mediterranean region. The Phoenicians had their own alphabet, which was the basis for the Greek alphabet and the Latin alphabet. Phoenician was also the first alphabet to be used to write down a language. The Phoenician language was spoken until the Roman conquest of the region in the 1st century BC. After that, it slowly died out, although it continued to be used as a liturgical language in some Christian churches. In the 20th century, there was a revival of interest in the Phoenician language, and it is now taught in some schools in Lebanon.

Language group

Semitic languages

Language locales, regions and scripts

Phoenician, Lebanon, Phoenician
Phoenician, Phoenician