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humankind

[ hyoo-muhn-kahynd, -kahynd or, often, yoo- ]
/ ˈhyu mənˌkaɪnd, -ˈkaɪnd or, often, ˈyu- /
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noun
human beings collectively; the human race.
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Origin of humankind

First recorded in 1635–45; from the phrase human kind; modeled on mankind
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British Dictionary definitions for humankind

humankind
/ (ˌhjuːmənˈkaɪnd) /

noun
the human race; humanity

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