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Semitic

adjective uk   /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
old use Jewish used to refer to races such as the Babylonians and Phoenicians that existed in ancient times
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