HyperDic: afroasiatic

English > 1 sense of the word Afroasiatic:
NOUNcommunicationAfroasiatic, Afro-Asiatic, Afroasiatic language, Afrasian, Afrasian language, Hamito-Semitica large family of related languages spoken both in Asia and Africa
English > Afroasiatic: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningA large family of related languages spoken both in Asia and Africa.
SynonymsAfro-Asiatic, Afroasiatic language, Afrasian, Afrasian language, Hamito-Semitic
NarrowerBerberA cluster of related dialects that were once the major language of northern Africa west of Egypt
Chad, Chadic, Chadic languageA family of Afroasiatic tonal languages (mostly two tones) spoken in the regions west and south of Lake Chad in north central Africa
CushiticA group of languages spoken in Ethiopia and Somalia and northwestern Kenya and adjacent regions
EgyptianThe ancient and now extinct language of Egypt under the Pharaohs
Hamitic, Hamitic languageA group of languages in northern Africa related to Semitic
OmoticA group of related languages spoken in a valley of southern Ethiopia
SemiticA major branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family
Broadernatural language, tongueA human written or spoken language used by a community
Spanishlengua afro-asiática, lengua camito-semítica

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