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Su•me•ri•an



Pronunciation: (sOO-mēr'ē-un, -mer'-), [key]
adj.
of or pertaining to Sumer, its people, or their language.

n.
1. a native or inhabitant of Sumer.
2. a language of unknown affinities that was the language of the Sumerians and had, in the late 4th and 3rd millenniumsb.c.,a well-developed literature that is preserved in pictographic and cuneiform writing and represents the world's oldest extant written documents.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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