Definition of Hamite in English:



  • A member of a group of North African peoples, including the ancient Egyptians and Berbers, supposedly descended from Ham, son of Noah.

    • ‘There are good Hamites and bad Israelites; the ‘Hebrewgram,’ as Sternberg terms it, is constantly shifting.’
    • ‘He was a Hamite, but Confucius was not a philosopher; he was a teacher of practical ethics.’
    • ‘Ham was to be the servant of Shem and Japheth, and Hamites have been the slaves of the world ever since.’
    • ‘Israel was the ‘land of Canaan’ before and the Canaanites would have also been Hamites.’
    • ‘The Nilots and Hamites blended in the Nile Valley, Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia to form this distinct group.’
    • ‘The Japhetites were considered to inhabit Europe; the Shemites resided in the region of the Pacific Ocean and the Near East; the Hamites were to be found in Africa.’
    • ‘For example, it seems logical to call the descendants of Ham Hamites, as the descendants of Shem are called Shemites.’
    • ‘Hiram of Tyre, a Hamite, pitches in to help Solomon.’
    • ‘The Hamitic Hypothesis stated unequivocally that anything of value found in Africa was brought in by the Hamites who were allegedly a branch of the Caucasian race.’
    • ‘The process of the whitening of the Hamite was achieved by the manipulation of what had been previously sacred, unalterable religious doctrine by placing the so-called curse on Canaan and not Ham.’
    • ‘The New Hamite view is a 19th-century view that holds that Hamites were all white rather than black with the possible exception of Cush.’
    • ‘The Hamites and Semites developed their languages in a common primeval home.’
    • ‘Before Seligman, every black person was a Khemet, Hamite, etc i.e., a child of Ham, also Hem, Kem, Kham or Kem.’