Language is the most important human means of communication among peoples and nations and an expression of their cultural and human identity. Hence, it is necessary to read (The Encyclopedia of the Iraqi Languages) which is one of the books worth reading on this linguistic aspect. The book is 405 pages and it represents the issues 17 and 18 of the magazine (Mesopotamia) published by the Center for Iraqi Nation Studies / Baghdad, 2009. It was written by an elite Iraqi linguists. It is about ancient and modern Iraqi languages: the Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Aramaic, Arabic, Kurdish, Turkmen, Shabak, Armenian and many other languages, appended with a list of solemn Arabic and foreign sources and distinctive illustrations. It is an essential book for intellectuals and specialists.

 Ahmad Ali Mahmood / Third Year Student / Department of Economics / College of Administration and Economics


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