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Afroasiatic

[af-roh-ey-zhee-at-ik, -ey-shee-, -ey-zee-] /ˌæf roʊˌeɪ ʒiˈæt ɪk, -ˌeɪ ʃi-, -ˌeɪ zi-/
adjective
1.
of, belonging to, or pertaining to Afroasiatic; Hamito-Semitic.
noun
2.
Also called Hamito-Semitic. a family of languages including as subfamilies Semitic, Egyptian, Berber, Cushitic, and Chadic.
Compare family (def 14).
Also, Afro-Asiatic.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; Afro- + Asiatic
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