Halafian

[ huh-lah-fee-uh n ]
/ həˈlɑ fi ən /

adjective

of or belonging to the Neolithic culture chiefly of northern Syria, dating to the fifth millennium b.c. and characterized by adobe dwellings and polychrome pottery decorated with animal designs and geometric patterns.

noun

a person who belonged to this culture.

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Also Ha·laf [huh-lahf] /həˈlɑf/.

Origin of Halafian

1935–40; after (Tell) Halaf mound in Syria; see -ian
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British Dictionary definitions for halafian

Halafian
/ (həˈlɑːfɪən) /

adjective

of or relating to the Neolithic culture extending from Iran to the Mediterranean
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