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Habiru

[hah-bee-roo, hah-bee-roo]
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noun (used with a plural verb)
  1. a nomadic people mentioned in Assyro-Babylonian literature: possibly the early Hebrews.
Also Ha·bi·ri [hah-bee-ree, hah-bee-ree] /hɑˈbi ri, ˈhɑ biˌri/.

Origin of Habiru

From the Akkadian word khāpiru
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