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Ham·it·ic / həˈmitik/ • adj. hist. of or denoting a hypothetical language family formerly proposed to comprise Berber, ancient Egyptian, the Cushitic languages, and the Chadic languages. These are now recognized as independent branches of the Afro-Asiatic family.

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Hamitic languages

Hamitic languages, subfamily of the Hamito-Semitic family of languages, a now-abandoned system of classification for languages of N Africa and SW Asia. The Egyptian, Berber, Cushitic, and (sometimes) Chadic languages were formerly classified as Hamitic languages. See Afroasiatic languages.

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Hamitic

Hamitic pert. to a group of African languages comprising ancient Egyptian. Bẹrber, Galla, etc. XIX. f. Hamite descendant of Ham (Hebrew Kham), second son of Noah (Gen. 6; 10), whose descendants were supposed to have peopled northern Africa; see -ITE. -IC.

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Hamitic

Hamitic of or denoting a hypothetical language family formerly proposed to comprise Berber, ancient Egyptian, the Cushitic languages, and the Chadic languages. These are now recognized as independent branches of the Afro-Asiatic family.

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