[ 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.
English Words From The PharaohsMost people recognize Ancient Greek and Latin as the primary donors to the English language. However, some of the most ancient words in English actually trace back to Ancient Egypt.
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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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