Afroasiatic

Afroasiatic

[af-roh-ey-zhee-at-ik, -ey-shee-, -ey-zee-]
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:
1955–60; Afro- + Asiatic

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