Afroasiatic


Afroasiatic
/af'roh ay'zhee at"ik, -ay'shee-, -ay'zee-/, adj.
1. of, belonging to, or pertaining to Afroasiatic; Hamito-Semitic.
n.
2. Also called Hamito-Semitic. a family of languages including as subfamilies Semitic, Egyptian, Berber, Cushitic, and Chadic. Cf. family (def. 14).
[1955-60; AFRO- + ASIATIC]

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