plural Mitanni or Mitannis
: an ancient Subaraean people with an Indo-Iranian ruling class having a kingdom in northern Mesopotamia that was dominant in Mesopotamia and northern Syria from the end of the 15th to the middle of the 14th century b.c.
: a member of these people
: the language of the Mitanni people that was of uncertain relationship

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“Mitanni.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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