Afro-Asiatic

adjective
Af·​ro-Asi·​at·​ic | \ ˌa-frō-ˌā-zhē-ˈa-tik How to pronounce Afro-Asiatic (audio) , -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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“Afro-Asiatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Afro-Asiatic. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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