What is another word for Afro-Asiatic?

Pronunciation: [ˈafɹə͡ʊˌe͡ɪʃɪˈatɪk] (IPA)

Afro-Asiatic is a term given to a group of languages spoken predominantly in Africa and parts of Asia. Some synonyms for the word Afro-Asiatic include Hamito-Semitic, Afrasian, and Afroasiatic. Hamito-Semitic is a now outdated term used to describe the same language family, which includes languages such as Arabic, Hebrew, and Amharic. Afrasian is a term coined in the 1960s to describe the same group of languages. Afroasiatic is a more common and widely used synonym for Afro-Asiatic, and it encompasses all languages in the group including Semitic, Berber, Cushitic, Chadic, and Ancient Egyptian.

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What are the hypernyms for Afro-asiatic?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    language family, language group, language phylum, language stock.

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