1. The Anatolian languages were a branch of the larger Indo-European language family. 2. Many of the invaders settled in Anatolia, sometimes causing the extinction of the Anatolian languages. 3. Various alphabetic writing systems were in use in Iron Age Anatolia to record Anatolian languages and syllabic scripts. 4. Many of these invaders settled in Anatolia, in some cases causing the extinction of the Anatolian languages. 5. The Anatolian languages are the first Indo-European language family to have split off from the main group. 6. In the Anatolian languages, which were the earliest to split from PIE, thematic verbs are rare or absent. 7. The Anatolians were a group of distinct Indo-European peoples who spoke the Anatolian languages and shared a common culture. 8. Among the Indo-European languages, its date of earliest written attestation is matched only by the now extinct Anatolian languages. 9. The animate gender would then later, after the separation of the Anatolian languages, have developed into the feminine and masculine genders. 10. However, it is clear that the Indo-European Anatolian languages have been spoken in Anatolia since at least the 19th century BC.