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Habiru

[hah-bee-roo, hah-bee-roo] /hɑˈbi ru, ˈhɑ biˌru/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
1.
a nomadic people mentioned in Assyro-Babylonian literature: possibly the early Hebrews.
Also, Habiri
[hah-bee-ree, hah-bee-ree] /hɑˈbi ri, ˈhɑ biˌri/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
< Akkadian khāpiru
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