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Semite (plural Semites)
- A member of a modern people that speak a Semitic language.
- A member of any of a number of peoples of ancient southwestern Asia and East Africa such as the Akkadians, Assyrians, Arameans, Phoenicians, Canaanites, Hebrews, Arabs and Aksumites.
- A descendant of any of these peoples.
- A descendant of the biblical Patriarch Shem.
member of any of a number of ancient peoples
descendant of any of these peoples