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Afroasiatic, also known as Afrasian and in older sources as Hamito-Semitic or Semito-Hamitic, is a large language family of about 300 languages that are spoken predominantly in West Asia, North Africa, the Horn of Africa and parts of the Sahel. Afroasiatic languages have over 495 million native speakers, the fourth largest number of any language family. The phylum has six branches: Berber, Chadic, Cushitic, Egyptian, Omotic and Semitic. By far the most widely spoken Afroasiatic language or diale
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Afroasiatic ( Afro-Asiatic ), also called Afrasian or Hamito-Semitic or Semito-Hamitic,, is a large language family. They are mainly spoken in Western Asia, North Africa, the Horn of Africa and parts of the Sahel. There are around 300 Afroasiatic languages that are still spoken.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to navigation Jump to search. The main article for this category is Afroasiatic languages. Language portal. For a list of words relating to Afro-Asiatic languages, see the Afro-Asiatic languages category of words in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
Proto–Afroasiatic, sometimes referred to as Proto-Afrasian, is the reconstructed proto-language from which all modern Afroasiatic languages are descended. Though estimations vary widely, it is believed by scholars to have been spoken as a single language around 12,000 to 18,000 years ago, that is, between 16,000 and 10,000 BC. The reconstruction of Proto-Afroasiatic is problematic and remains largely lacking. Moreover, no consensus exists as to the location of the Afroasiatic Urheimat, the ...
Afroasiatic(Afro-Asiatic), also known as Afrasianand in older sources as Hamito-Semitic(Chamito-Semitic)or Semito-Hamitic,is a large language familyof about 300 languages. It includes languages spoken predominantly in West Asia, North Africa, the Horn of Africaand parts of the Sahel.
Pages in category "Afroasiatic languages" The following 3 pages are in this category, out of 3 total.
Afroasiatic(Afro-Asiatic), also known as Afrasianand in older sources as Hamito-Semiticor Semito-Hamitic,is a large language familyof about 300 languages that are spoken predominantly in West Asia, North Africa, the Horn of Africaand parts of the Sahel.
The Afroasiatic Urheimat is the hypothetical place where speakers of the proto-Afroasiatic language lived in a single linguistic community, or complex of communities, before this original language dispersed geographically and divided into separate distinct languages. This speech area is known as the Urheimat. Afroasiatic languages are today distributed in parts of Africa and Western Asia. The contemporary Afroasiatic languages are spoken in the Near East, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, and pa
The Semitic languages, previously also named Syro-Arabian languages, are a branch of the Afroasiatic language family originating in the Middle East that are spoken by more than 330 million people across much of West Asia, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, Malta, in small pockets in the Caucasus as well as in often large immigrant and expatriate communities in North America, Europe and Australasia.