Name of Mission Meroitic Language
Mission No. QSAP 27
Institution National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
This QSAP project is aimed at shedding light on the little-known language of Meroe, whose linguistic relation with the living language of Sudan was recently established by Claude Rilly, the Egyptologist and linguist who is recognized as a preeminent specialist in Meroitic language. This project comprises the following three different parts: epigraphic study and publication of Meroitc inscriptions, linguistic description of three living languages related to Meroitic spoken in Sudan, and treatment of archives.