[ af-roh-ey-zhee-at-ik, -ey-shee-, -ey-zee- ]
/ ˌæf roʊˌeɪ ʒiˈæt ɪk, -ˌeɪ ʃi-, -ˌeɪ zi- /
of, belonging to, or pertaining to Afroasiatic; Hamito-Semitic.
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British Dictionary definitions for afro-asiatic
Also called: Semito-Hamitic a family of languages of SW Asia and N Africa, consisting of the Semitic, ancient Egyptian, Berber, Cushitic, and Chadic subfamilies
denoting, belonging to, or relating to this family of languages
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