hamitic


noun

  1. (especially formerly) the non-Semitic branches of the Afroasiatic language family.

adjective

  1. of or relating to the Hamites or Hamitic.

noun

  1. a group of N African languages related to Semitic. They are now classified in four separate subfamilies of the Afro-Asiatic family: Egyptian, Berber, Cushitic, and Chadic

adjective

  1. denoting, relating to, or belonging to this group of languages
  2. denoting, belonging to, or characteristic of the Hamites

language group that included ancient Egyptian, Berber, Galla, etc.; 1842, from Ham, second son of Noah (Gen. ix:18-19).

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