Pronunciation: (af"rō-ā"zhē-at'ik, -ā"shē-, -ā"zē-), [key]
of, belonging to, or pertaining to Afroasiatic; Hamito-Semitic.
Also called Hamito-Semitic. a family of languages including as subfamilies Semitic, Egyptian, Berber, Cushitic, and Chadic. Cf. family (def. 14). Also,Af"ro-A"si•at'ic.
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