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Afro-Asiatic languages

The Afro-Asiatic languages are a language family widespread throughout North Africa and Southwest Asia. The following language subfamilies are included:

Older literature used the term Hamito-Semitic instead of Afro-Asiatic. All languages except the Semitic ones were lumped together as Hamitic.

Source: Bernd Heine and Derek Nurse, African Languages, Cambridge University Press, 2000 Chapter 4

See also: African Languages



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