Afrasian language

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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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Ehret on the origins and distribution of Afrasian language communities).
Other signs (~, ~ [bi]) belong to signs of the Libyan letter--a branch of Afrasian languages, native speakers of them splited up near the Libyan Desert in III millennia BC, and a certain part of migrants has appeared on the Iranian plateau, and then has moved to territory of a Turkic and Aryan ecumenes.
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. This is an updated version of his book published in 2003 by Natalis Press, Moscow, whose English title is A Myth Come True: 'The Jewish Idea' in Civilization.