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Hamitic languages

noun plural

Definition of Hamitic languages

  1. :  any of various groupings of non-Semitic Afro-Asiatic languages (as Berber, Egyptian, and Cushitic) that were formerly thought to make up a single branch of the Afro-Asiatic family



Circa 1890

First Known Use of hamitic languages

circa 1890


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