Afro-Asiatic

adjective
Af·​ro-Asi·​at·​ic | \ˌa-frō-ˌā-zhē-ˈa-tik, -zē- also -shē-\

Definition of Afro-Asiatic 

: of, relating to, or being a family of languages widely distributed over southwestern Asia and Africa including the Semitic, Egyptian, Berber, Cushitic, and Chadic subfamilies

First Known Use of Afro-Asiatic

1922, in the meaning defined above

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