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 (lo͞o′vē-ən) also Lu·wi·an (-wē-ən)
1. A language of the extinct ancient Anatolian branch of Indo-European, attested in documents and inscriptions from Anatolia and Syria from the second and first millennia bc.
2. A speaker of Luvian.
Of or relating to the Luvians, their culture, or their language.

[From Hittite Lūiya, ancient region in Anatolia.]
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Noun1.Luvian - an Anatolian language
Anatolian, Anatolian language - an extinct branch of the Indo-European family of languages known from inscriptions and important in the reconstruction of Proto-Indo European
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Objective: The present project aims at analysing the morpho-syntactical features of the Luwian language working on the available texts and combining a standard linguistic analysis with the implementation of a statistical analysis of the annotated corpus.
Hieroglyphic Luwian is a variant of the Luwian language belonging to the Anatolian branch of the Indo-European language family from the 17th to 13th century.
This is woven together with an introduction to the Luwian language and script (further described in appendix I) and its speakers that presents the latest theories explaining why Hieroglyphic Luwian, rather than Hittite cuneiform, was adopted by the Neo-Hittite rulers of the Iron Age for their monumental inscriptions (pp.