Carian is an indigenous IE language of the Anatolian branch attested between the 7th and 4th c. BCE. It had its own alphabetic script and sources come from Egypt and Caria proper, in the SW corner of Anatolia. For most of its historical period Caria was the seat of a Persian satrapy under the rule of the Hecatomnids.
1. Definition and Name
Geographically classical Caria covered the south-western corner of Anatolia with the Maeander and Indo…