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Definition of: Hamito-Semitic

(hamə·tō·sə·mitik) noun
A large family of languages spoken in northern Africa and part of SW Asia, consisting of the subfamilies Hamitic (ancient Egyptian, Libyan, the modern Berber dialects, and the Cushitic languages) and Semitic (Akkadian, Phoenician, Aramaic, Syriac, Arabic, Hebrew, Amharic, etc.). The family is characterized grammatically by triliteral or biliteral word bases.

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