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Glossary of 9th grade history chapter 2

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indo-european
a group of people that spoke variations of the same language
assyrians
a semitic speaking people that emergerd around 2400 BCE in northern mesopotamia
mycenaeans
the ancient greek cilization that settled in greece
semitic
the nsemitic language family has the longest recorded history of any linguistic group and it is the root for most of the languages in the middle east
akhenaten
the 14th century pharaoh who developed a sun oriented religion
nefertiti
the wife of akhenaten
minoans
a sea empire that flourished on Crete
phoenicians
the semitic-speaking residnets of present-day lebanon
cyrus
the ruler of the persians
zoroastrians
founded by Zoroster this persian religion urged people to be truthful
david
king of the hebrews from around 1000 to 973 BCE
hittites
an indo-eurpean-speaking people that migrated into anatolia (now days Turkey)

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