from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of or relating to the Hamites or their languages or cultures. No longer in technical use.
- noun A presumed language family thought to include Egyptian and the Berber, Cushitic, and Chadic languages. No longer in technical use.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to Ham, one of the sons of Noah (Gen. x.), or to any of the races considered to be his descendants.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Pertaining to Ham or his descendants.
- adjective the group of languages spoken mainly in the Sahara, Egypt, Galla, and Somâli Land, and supposed to be allied to the Semitic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective of or pertaining to the
Hamitesor to the Hamitic languages
- noun A group of
languagesspoken in Egyptand neighbouring countries
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a group of languages in northern Africa related to Semitic
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Asians and Africans were classified as Hamitic, Arabs and Jews as Shemitic, and Caucasians as Japhethitic.
I do not propose to embark at this late hour on what ethnologists know as the "Hamitic" problem.
The Bantus are capable of a considerable degree of civilization, and their mental and moral qualities are higher than those of any negro race "The Uganda protectorate By Harry Hamilton Johnston: books. google.com The fifth and last amongst these main stocks is the Hamitic, which is negroid rather than Negro.
Hamitic ethnically, the Copts are distant cousins of the Berbers in North Africa.
When Andrew Sullivan first linked to their post on Obama and the Hamitic curse, I thought that "Baptists for Brownback" might be serious.
Ishmael then subsequently married Egyptian (Hamitic) women, who gave birth to children who were only 1/4 Semitic.
The end result is a Hamitic people with less than a drop of Semitic blood in their veins calling themselves Semites just because they happen to speak a Semitic language.
Congo, Democratic Republic of theover 200 African ethnic groups of which the majority are Bantu; the four largest tribes - Mongo, Luba, Kongo (all Bantu), and the Mangbetu-Azande (Hamitic) make up about 45% of the population
RwandaHutu (Bantu) 84%, Tutsi (Hamitic) 15%, Twa (Pygmy) 1%
Ethnic groups: over 200 African ethnic groups of which the majority are Bantu; the four largest tribes - Mongo, Luba, Kongo (all Bantu), and the Mangbetu-Azande (Hamitic) make up about 45% of the population