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Afroasiatic (Afro-Asiatic), an aa kent as Afrasian an tradeetionally as Hamito-Semitic (Chamito-Semitic),[3] is a lairge leid family o several hunder relatit leids an dialects.

Horn o Africae, North Africae, Sahel, Middle East
Lingueestic clessification Ane o the warld's primary leid faimilies
Proto-leid Proto-Afroasiatic
ISO 639-2 / 5 afa
Glottolog afro1255[2]


  1. Sands, Bonny (2009). "Africa’s Linguistic Diversity". Language and Linguistics Compass 3/2 (2009): 559–580, 10.1111/j.1749-818x.2008.00124.x
  2. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Afro-Asiatic". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. Daniel Don Nanjira, African Foreign Policy and Diplomacy: From Antiquity to the 21st Century, (ABC-CLIO: 2010).