Afrasian

noun
a large family of related languages spoken both in Asia and Africa
Hypernyms: ↑natural language, ↑tongue
Hyponyms:

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\(ˈ)a|frāzhən, -āsh-\ adjective
Usage: usually capitalized
Etymology: Afr- + Asian
: of or belonging to both Africa and Asia

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/af ray"zheuhn, -sheuhn/, adj.
1. of Afrasia.
2. of mixed African and Asian descent.
n.
3. the offspring of an African and an Asian.
[AFRASI(A) + -AN]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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