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[ham-ahyt] /ˈhæm aɪt/

a descendant of . Gen. 10:1, 6–20.
a member of any of various peoples of northern and eastern Africa, as the ancient Egyptians and modern Berbers.
a member of a group of peoples of N Africa supposedly descended from Noah’s son Ham (Genesis 5:32, 10:6), including the ancient Egyptians, the Berbers, etc

1640s, from Ham (see Hamitic) + -ite (1).


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