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[ha-mit-ik, huh-] /hæˈmɪt ɪk, hə-/

(especially formerly) the non-Semitic branches of the Afroasiatic language family.
of or relating to the or Hamitic.
/hæˈmɪtɪk; hə-/
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
denoting, relating to, or belonging to this group of languages
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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