Phrygian was an Indo-European language related to Dacian and
Thracian and belonging to the Paleo-Balkan branch of languages.
It was spoken in Central Asia Minor until about the 5th century AD.
The earliest known inscriptions in Phyrgian date from the 8th
century BC and were written in an alphabet derived from Phoenician.
The language of these inscriptions is known as Paleo-Phrygian. Later
inscriptions, in Neo-Phrygian, were written in a version of the Greek
- Type of writing system: alphabet
- Writing direction: variable – boustrophedon (right to left / left to right)
- Used to write: Phrygian
The Greek and Latin equivalents are shown under each letter, and
their pronunciation is given where known.
Sample text in Phrygian
Corpus of Phrygian Inscriptions
Phrygian etymological database