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or Accad. The southeastern division of ancient Babylonia as distinguished from the northwestern division, which was called Sumir. The Akkadians, who appear to have come originally from Elam, were the dominant race in Babylonia at the time of its earliest history, and to them the Assyrians ascribed the civilization of Babylonia, and the invention of the cuneiform writing. There was also a city, Akkad, in the “land of Shinar.” See Assyria; Babylonia; Cuneiform Inscriptions.

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