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Semitic

adjective     /sɪˈmɪt.ɪk/ US  /səˈmɪt̬-/
relating to the race of people that includes Arabs and Jews , or to their languages : Hebrew and Arabic are Semitic languages . → See also anti-SemiticLanguage namesPeople of specific racial or ethnic background old use Jewish People of specific racial or ethnic background describes races such as the Babylonians and Phoenicians that existed in ancient times Names of groups of people who lived in the past
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