What are all the Semitic languages?
Drawing from Aaron D. Rubin’s excellent book, A Brief Introduction to the Semitic Languages. (Gorgias Press, 2010)
East Semitic: Eblaite & Akkadian.
West Semitic: Modern South Arabian & Ethiopian
West Semitic > Central Semitic: Arabic & Sayhadic
Central Semitic > Northwest Semitic: Ugaritic, Canaanite & Aramaic
Canaanite: Hebrew, Moabite & Phoenician (Punic).
These are the branches of Semitic languages & members.
There are two other dialects of Northwest Semitic (in addition to Ugaritic, Canaanite and Aramaic) called Sam’alian and the other has no specific name but its inscription is found at the site of Deir Alla in Jordan. They are distinct enough from Ugaritic, Canaanite and Aramaic to be their own dialects.
Other Canaanite dialects include: Moabite, Edomite, and Ammonite.
Arabic includes many Modern dialects (including Maltese). Arabic dialects range from spoken Arabic in Morocco to Oman. Many of them are not mutually intelligible, there is much debate regarding their classification as separate languages.
Modern South Arabian includes: Mehri, Jibbali (or Sheri), Harsusi, Soqotri, Hobyot and Bathari.
There is also Ancient North Arabian (which does differ from Arabic) and its dialects include: Taymanitic, Dadanitic, Dumaitic, Safaitic, Hismaic, Hasaitic, and Thamudic.
Sayhadic (Old South Arabian): Sabaic (or Sabean), Minaic (or Minean), Qatabanic (or Qatabanian) and Hadramitic.
Robert Hetzron notes the Ethiopian languages: Ge’ez, Tigre, Tigrinya, Amharic, Argobba, Harari, Wolane, Selti, Zay (or Zway) and Gafat.
Aramaic has many of dialects, some are distinct enough to be classified as languages: Syriac, Jewish Palestinian Aramaic, Christian Palestinian Aramaic, Samaritan Aramaic, Jewish Babylonian Aramaic, and Mandaic.
Neo-Aramaic: Western Neo-Aramaic, Eastern Neo-Aramaic, Central Eastern Neo-Aramaic, Northeastern Neo-Aramaic and Neo-Mandaic.
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