Afrasian language


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Related to Afrasian language: Nilo-Saharan languages
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Noun1.Afrasian language - a large family of related languages spoken both in Asia and AfricaAfrasian language - a large family of related languages spoken both in Asia and Africa
natural language, tongue - a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
Chadic, Chadic language, Chad - a family of Afroasiatic tonal languages (mostly two tones) spoken in the regions west and south of Lake Chad in north central Africa
Semitic - a major branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family
Hamitic, Hamitic language - a group of languages in northern Africa related to Semitic
Egyptian - the ancient and now extinct language of Egypt under the Pharaohs; written records date back to 3000 BC
Berber - a cluster of related dialects that were once the major language of northern Africa west of Egypt; now spoken mostly in Morocco
Cushitic - a group of languages spoken in Ethiopia and Somalia and northwestern Kenya and adjacent regions
Omotic - a group of related languages spoken in a valley of southern Ethiopia; closely related to Cushitic languages
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He includes an etymology of Semitic and Afrasian terms of an intellectual/spiritual nature, notes on the importance of this etymology for interpreting the Bible, and genealogical trees of world and Afrasian languages.