Afro-Asiatic

adjective

Af·​ro-Asi·​at·​ic ˌa-frō-ˌā-zhē-ˈa-tik How to pronounce Afro-Asiatic (audio)
-zē-,
 also  -shē-
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Afro-Asiatic was in 1922

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Cite this Entry

“Afro-Asiatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Afro-Asiatic. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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