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An extinct Old South Arabian language spoken in what is now southwest Yemen.

[From Arabic Qatabān, ancient kingdom of southwest Yemen, from Qatabanian qtbn.]
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The Infinitive in Sabaean and Qatabanian Inscriptions.
2) Proto-Amorite (yielding Aramaic, which in turn develops into the Arabic sub-branch, including Safaitic, Lihyanic, Thamudian, and Classical and modern Arabic dialects) and [Proto-] South Semitic (developing into the Old South Arabian languages, such as Sabaean, Minean, and Qatabanian, in addition to Ethiopic), and (3) Akkadian.
202); the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser was not assassinated as stated on page 269, he died a natural death; Qatabanian is not a Sabaean language (p.
The name m Amm is well known as that of the Qatabanian lunar god.
and it receives the main emphasis throughout the period, until its eclipse by the expansive Qatabanians in the first century A.