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Synonyms for Afrasian

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"Is There a 'Japanese' Approach to Conflict Resolution?"In Nobuko Nagasaki et al., eds., Conflict Resolution in the Afrasian Context: Examining More Inclusive Approaches.
He includes an etymology of Semitic and Afrasian terms of an intellectual/spiritual nature, notes on the importance of this etymology for interpreting the Bible, and genealogical trees of world and Afrasian languages.
(346) See ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PRECOLONIAL AFRICA, supra note 342, at 160-61 (asserting that contrary to traditional belief, recent studies have proven that Afrasian did not originate in Southwestern Asia, but in the Ethiopian highlands, and it later spread north to Egypt and Southwestern Asia); Ancient World and Africa, supra note 123, at 46-47 (explaining that, of the five major groupings of the Afrasian language family, only one, Arabic, is Asiatic); Ehret, supra note 344, at 25 (explaining that the ancient Egyptian language belonged to the Afrasian or Afroasiatic family that originated with peoples whose land stretched from Nubia to Somalia, and that basic elements of Egyptian culture were established when some of these peoples moved northward into Egypt).
The second chapter seeks to explore the links between the Swahili settlements and the contiguous expanse of western Indian Ocean, or the "Afrasian Sea," as the author designates it.
Ehret on the origins and distribution of Afrasian language communities).
A Eurasian child - part-Asian, part-Euro-American - might be viewed as having greater assimilation potential than an Afrasian child - of Asian and black parentage (Bose, 1979).
Selected Comparative-Historical Afrasian Linguistic Studies in Memory of Igor M.
Originally interested in whether Indo-European might be related to Semitic languages, the author has since become a strong proponent of the theory that Indo-European is one of many daughter languages of a Nostratic macrofamily of Afrasian, Elamo-Dravidian, Kartvelian, and Eurasiatic.
Diakonoff preferred the term Afrasian for what is also known as Hamito-Semitic or Semito-Hamitic, Erythraic (coined by Archibald N.