What is the most ancient written language?

Chinese
Sumerian
Hebrew
Sanskrit
Sumerian was spoken in southern Mesopotamia from at least the 4th mil­len­ni­um BC, and was grad­u­al­ly replaced by Akkadian as a spoken language around 2000 BC, though it con­tin­ued to be used as a cer­e­mo­ni­al, literary and sci­en­tif­ic language until the 1st century AD. Even though it was for­got­ten later, it is today well un­der­stood thanks to the large amount of written sources left. Sci­en­tists know its grammar, vo­cab­u­lary, and even its dialects and pro­nun­ci­a­tion.

Answers distribution

Chinese
Sumerian
Hebrew
Sanskrit
answers
flagUkraine
7%
76%
0%
15%
13
flagPoland
3%
61%
14%
19%
6001
flagIndonesia
30%
60%
0%
10%
10
flagRepublic of Ireland
0%
58%
23%
17%
17
flagItaly
0%
57%
5%
36%
19
flagthe United Kingdom
0%
56%
20%
22%
183
flagSpain
6%
56%
6%
31%
16
flagGermany
5%
55%
18%
20%
95
flagFrance
8%
50%
16%
25%
12
flagthe United States
4%
49%
14%
30%
155
flagNorway
9%
40%
27%
22%
22
flagCzech Republic
0%
40%
30%
30%
10
flagIndia
0%
34%
17%
47%
23
flagAustria
13%
33%
33%
20%
15
flagthe Netherlands
11%
27%
11%
44%
18

Gender

men65%
women54%
Chinese
5%
3%
Sumerian
65%
55%
Hebrew
10%
16%
Sanskrit
18%
24%

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