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Afroasiatic

or Af·ro-A·si·at·ic

[af-roh-ey-zhee-at-ik, -ey-shee-, -ey-zee-]
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adjective
  1. of, belonging to, or pertaining to Afroasiatic; Hamito-Semitic.
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noun
  1. Also called Hamito-Semitic. a family of languages including as subfamilies Semitic, Egyptian, Berber, Cushitic, and Chadic.Compare family(def 14).
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Origin of Afroasiatic

First recorded in 1955–60; Afro- + Asiatic
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