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Some of the names given in these texts are Aramaic, while others are the first attestations of Ancient North Arabian dialects.

In fact several different ethnonyms are found in Assyrian texts that are conventionally translated "Arab": Arabi, Arubu, Aribi and Urbi.

This makes them the world's second largest ethnic group after the Han Chinese.

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Inscriptions dating to the 6th century BCE in Yemen include the term "Arab".Additionally, from the beginning of the first millennium BCE, Southern Arabia was the home to a number of kingdoms, such as the Sabaean kingdom, and the coastal areas of Eastern Arabia were controlled by the Parthian and Sassanians from 300 BCE.The first written attestation of the ethnonym Arab occurs in an Assyrian inscription of 853 BCE, where Shalmaneser III lists a King Gindibu of mâtu arbâi (Arab land) as among the people he defeated at the Battle of Karkar.Arab tribes came into conflict with the Assyrians during the reign of the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal, and he records military victories against the powerful Qedar tribe among others.Old Arabic diverges from Central Semitic by the beginning of the 1st millennium BCE.