Mi·​tan·​ni | \ mə̇ˈtanē \
plural Mitanni or Mitannis

Definition of Mitanni

1a : an ancient Subaraean people with an Indo-Iranian ruling class having a kingdom in northern Mesopotamia that was dominant in Mesopotamia and northern Syria from the end of the 15th to the middle of the 14th century b.c.
b : a member of these people
2 : the language of the Mitanni people that was of uncertain relationship

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“Mitanni.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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