afro-asiatic languages

afro-asiatic languages
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: a family of languages widely distributed over southwestern Asia and northern Africa, comprising the Semitic, Egyptian, Berber, Cushitic, and Chad subfamilies — see hamitic languages

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  • Afro-Asiatic — n. the family of languages spoken over southwestern Asia and Africa; comprised of Semitic Chadic Cushitic Berber Omotic and Egyptian languages adj. of or pertaining to the family of languages spoken over southwestern Asia and Africa; comprised of …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Afro-Asiatic — Af·ro A·si·at·ic (ăf rō ā zhē ătʹĭk, shē , zē ) n. A large family of languages spoken in northern Africa and southwest Asia, comprising the Semitic, Chadic, Cushitic, Berber, Omotic, and ancient Egyptian languages; formerly known as Hamito… …   Universalium

  • Afro-Asiatic — adjective Date: 1953 of, relating to, or being a family of languages widely distributed over southwestern Asia and Africa including the Semitic, Egyptian, Berber, Cushitic, and Chadic subfamilies …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Afro-Asiatic — adjective Of, pertaining to, or being a language family spoken in northern Africa and southwest Asia, and including Semitic, Egyptian, Berber, Omotic, Cushitic …   Wiktionary

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