Afroasiatic (Afro-Asiatic), 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.
- Cushitic Languages
The Cushitic languages are a branch of the Afroasiatic...
- Cushitic Languages
From Simple English 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.
For a list of words relating to Afro-Asiatic languages, see the Afro-Asiatic languages category of words in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Afro-Asiatic languages.
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Summary. Description. Afroasiatic languages-en.svg. English: English version of Afroasiatic german.svg. Map showing the distribution of five of the six major subfamilies belonging to the Afroasiatic (Afrasian, Hamito-Semitic) language family (the sixth, ancient Egyptian, is extinct except for liturgical use of Coptic).
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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 ...
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The Semitic languages are a branch of the Afroasiatic language family, which originated in the Middle East. Semitic languages are spoken by more than 470 million people across much of Western Asia , North Africa and the Horn of Africa , as well as in large communities of people from different countries in North America and Europe .