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Noun1.Afrasian - a large family of related languages spoken both in Asia and AfricaAfrasian - 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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However, it generally tends to deal with old debates related to the Southeast Asia-East Africa connections, and it would have been more compelling if the volume had paid closer attention to the new areas of the Indian Ocean's cultural history, intellectual interactions, and the contemporary Afrasian imaginations of such early contacts (as with Edward Curtis' 2014 study, The Call of Bilal).
GAURAV DESAI, Commerce with the Universe: Africa, India, and the Afrasian imagination.
Working Paper Series 7 (2006):1-21, Afrasian Centre for Peace and Development Studies, Ryukoku University.
Otsu: Ryukoku University Afrasian Centre for Peace and Development Studies Research Series, pp.
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.