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The Amorites (Sumerian 𒈥𒌅 MAR.TU; Akkadian Tidnum or Amurrūm; Egyptian Amar; Ebreu אמורי ʼĔmōrī; Ancient Greek: Ἀμορραῖοι) war an auncient Semitic-speakin fowk[1] frae Sirie wha an aa occupied muckle pairts o soothren Mesopotamie frae the 21st century BC tae the end o the 17t century BC, whaur thay established several prominent ceety states in exeestin locations, notably Babylon which wis raised frae a smaw admeenistrative toun tae an independent state an major ceety. The term Amurru in Akkadian an Sumerian texts refers tae them, as well as tae thair principal deity.

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  1. "Amorite (people)". Encyclopedia Britannica online. Encyclopedia Britannica Inc. Retrieved 30 November 2012.