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  • adjective Alternative spelling of Afro-Asiatic.

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Examples

  • Note 16: The estimate for Afrasan (Afroasiatic) is 371; Nilo-Saharan, 196; and Khoisan, 35.

    Societies, Religion, and History: Central East Tanzanians and the World They Created, c. 200 BCE to 1800 CE

  • Of the estimated 2,035 languages spoken on the continent of Africa, a recent study estimated the Niger-Congo family comprises 1,436 languages, with a conservative estimate of 360 million speakers. 16 Like other language families indigenous to the continent — Afrasan (Afroasiatic), Nilo-Saharan, and Khoisan — the Niger-Congo language family long, long ago comprised communities of speakers who spoke a common ancestral language, proto-Niger-Congo.

    Societies, Religion, and History: Central East Tanzanians and the World They Created, c. 200 BCE to 1800 CE

  • In this sense it is not essentially different from the female circumcission/castration practices common in about the same Afroasiatic area, even if generally less mutilating.

    Circumcision and disease prevention

  • This "celebration" marked the high-water mark of Afrocentrism, a movement that had begun in the academy in the 1980s and gained astonishing momentum with the publication of Martin Bernal's "Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization" (1989).

    The Hazards of Telling the Truth

  • It is not Afrikans who are guilty of 'blatant expropriation of Egyptian history and culture,' but rather the expansive imperialist project of Euro-America for the last 250 years, as amply demonstrated by Martin Bernal in Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization The Fabrication of Ancient Greece 1785-1985, Volume 1.

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  • It is not Afrikans who are guilty of 'blatant expropriation of Egyptian history and culture,' but rather the expansive imperialist project of Euro-America for the last 250 years, as amply demonstrated by Martin Bernal in Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization The Fabrication of Ancient Greece 1785-1985, Volume 1.

    Ancient Egyptian Afrikans, Part Two: The Coyote Kings Debate

  • So just as in an English etym dict you get first other Germanic forms, then related forms from other IE branches and a reconstructed PIE root, in an Arabic one you'd get Ethiopian and Arabian forms, then other Semitic forms, and finally the more distant Afroasiatic forms and a reconstruction if such is possible.

    languagehat.com: ARABIC ETYMOLOGY.

  • There are word lists for the major Indo-European languages as well as a number of other families: Afroasiatic, Austronesian, Dravidian, Niger-Kordofanian, and so on.

    languagehat.com: WORDGUMBO.

  • Hebrew can be narrowed down even further to a particular branch of the Afroasiatic family, the Semitic.

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  • Hebrew on the other hand is part of the Afroasiatic family of languages that as their name implies are native to Africa and Asia, to Northern Africa and Southwestern Asia more specifically.

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