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Of or denoting a hypothetical language family formerly proposed to comprise Berber, ancient Egyptian, the Cushitic languages, and the Chadic languages. These are now recognized as independent branches of the Afro-Asiatic family.
- ‘It is a member of the Chad group of languages frequently assigned to the Hamitic sub-family of the Hamito-Semitic family of languages.’
- ‘Arabs and Jews were therefore Shemitic by race, and began speaking a Hamitic language in Canaan.’
From Ham (the name of a son of Noah) + -ite + -ic.
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