Hamite

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Etymology[edit]

Ham +‎ -ite. Coined in the first half of the 19th century along with Semite and Japhetite and the adjectives Hamitic, Semitic, Japhetitic.

Noun[edit]

Hamite (plural Hamites)

  1. A descendant of Ham, son of Noah, a member of the nations or peoples supposedly descended from Ham, i.e. the North African and the Horn African peoples

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