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[hoo r-ee-uh n] /ˈhʊər i ən/

a member of an ancient people, sometimes identified with the Horites, who lived in the Middle East during the 2nd and 3rd millenniums b.c. and who established the Mitanni kingdom about 1400 b.c.
the extinct language of the Hurrians, written in a syllabic, cuneiform script but not known to be related to any other language.
of or relating to the Hurrians or their language.


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