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Semitic languages
The Semitic languages are a language family originating in the Near East whose living representatives are spoken by more than 470 million people across much of Western AsiaNorth Africa and the Horn of Africa. They constitute a branch of the Afroasiatic language family. The most widely spoken Semitic languages today are (numbers given are for native speakers only) Arabic (300 million), Amharic (21.8 million), Hebrew (7 million), Tigrinya (6.7 million), and Aramaic (550,000).

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Smith's Bible Dictionary

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Semitic Languages

See: Shemitic Languages LANGUAGES; Hebrew Language
  

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