Definition of Anglo-Israelism

: the theory that the Anglo-Saxon peoples are descendants of the 10 lost tribes of Israel

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First Known Use of Anglo-Israelism

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anglo-Israelism

Anglo- + Israel + English -ism

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The first known use of Anglo-Israelism was in 1869

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“Anglo-Israelism.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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