Hamitic languages

plural noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hamitic languages was circa 1890

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“Hamitic languages.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hamitic%20languages. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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