The Arabic language is a Semitic language that is loosely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. It is believed to have originated in the sixth century and had originally been spoken by nomadic tribes that made their way around the Arabian Peninsula. Most people who communicated in Arabic did so through literature and poetry at the time. The language was particularly noted for having each word being derived from another root verb. In addition, the language would soon become the key language in the Islamic faith, thus causing many tribes and cultures in the Arabian Peninsula and in Africa to replace their languages with Arabic.