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From Luwia, part of Asia Minor, +‎ -ian. For the first element see Ancient Greek Λυδός (Ludós).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈluːi.ən/, /ˈluːwi.ən/

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Luwian (plural Luwians)

  1. A member of an ancient Anatolian people related to the Hittites.

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  1. an extinct language of the Anatolian branch of the Indo-European language family, spoken in the 2nd millennium BC and recorded in both hieroglyphic and cuneiform scripts.

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Luwian (not comparable)

  1. of or pertaining to Luwian language or its speakers
  2. of or pertaining to Luwia

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