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Meaning of Afroasiatic

Af•ro•a•si•at•ic

Pronunciation: (af"rō-ā"zhē-at'ik, -ā"shē-, -ā"zē-), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, belonging to, or pertaining to Afroasiatic; Hamito-Semitic.
—n.
  1. Also calleda family of languages including as subfamilies Semitic, Egyptian, Berber, Cushitic, and Chadic. Cf. family (def. 14).
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