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or Ar·a·mae·an  (ăr′ə-mē′ən)
Of or relating to Aram, its inhabitants, their language, or their culture.
1. One of a group of Semitic peoples inhabiting Aram and parts of Mesopotamia from the 11th to the 8th century bc.
2. See Aramaic.


(ˌærəˈmiːən) or


(Placename) of or relating to Aram (the biblical name for ancient Syria)
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Aram


or Ar•a•me•an

(ˌær əˈmi ən)
1. a member of any of a group of western Semitic peoples prominent in the history of ancient Syria and Mesopotamia, c1100–700 b.c.
2. of or pertaining to Aram or the Aramaeans.
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Noun1.Aramaean - a member of one of a group of Semitic peoples inhabiting Aram and parts of Mesopotamia from the 11th to the 8th century BC
Semite - a member of a group of Semitic-speaking peoples of the Middle East and northern Africa
Adj.1.Aramaean - of or relating to Aram or to its inhabitants or their culture or their language
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Ten invited chapters discuss history, law, and economy, language and script, literature, religion, art, architecture, Aramaeans outside of Syria, and sorting out the elements of the culture's heritage.
Starting from the third millennium BC, Arab tribes of the Arabian Peninsula: Acadians, the Amorites, Aramaeans, the Nabataeans, Elsafa n and Ghassanids came and settled in Gharia and other areas.
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What would seem to work against this answer is Laban, who would have had to marry in for his daughters to be acceptable as wives for Jacob, yet he and his father are described as Aramaeans, not Hebrews.
Either way, he might displease his officers: If he joined, he was expending men and resources on distant battles for the benefit of the hostile Aramaeans, and rashly provoking the Assyrian superpower.
After the collapse of the Hittite Empire in about 1200 BC, it came under Assyrian influence and was settled by Aramaeans, speakers of Aramaic.
In addition, the center will keep a record of the music of minorities in Muslim countries, in addition to special programs dedicated to the musical heritage of Assyrians, Aramaeans and Arab Christians.